Higher education institution educators

The latest information and guidance for members working in higher education institutions.

CSP accreditation process

The CSP has an important role in safeguarding the quality of physiotherapy pre-registration programmes in the UK through its accreditation, by advising what should be taught on pre-registration programmes and assessing the quality.

The expectations of pre-registration programmes are based on two key resources – the learning and development principles and the graduate attributes of the Physiotherapy Framework.

Read about our accreditation process
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Practice-based learning

Practice-based learning is a high priority across the UK and at the CSP. To progress this agenda and increase provision, the CSP is providing resources for clinicians, students and universities.

You will also find information on the newly launched Common Placement Assessment Form (CPAF).

Practice-based learning
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Covid-19 guidance for HEIs

The CSP has drawn together advice for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that will help teams manage the impact of the measures imposed by the government in response to the pandemic.

Covid-19 guidance for HEIs
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KNOWBEST research project shares recommendations

The KNOWBEST study aimed to examine the knowledge, behaviours and skills required of modern physiotherapy graduates, including the future role of practice-based learning.

Read the study's findings
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Physiotherapy apprenticeships

The CSP welcomes the development of physiotherapy apprenticeships. They have the potential to provide an employer-led pipeline to develop and grow the registered and unregistered physio workforce.

Read more about apprenticeships for support workers, pre-registration, and postgraduate development.

Find out more about apprenticeships
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Disability guidance case studies

We’re currently rewriting the CSP’s student disability guidance, and as part of this, we want to showcase all the good practice and positive action that’s already happening.

Whether you're a practice educator, lecturer, student or recent graduate, we would like to hear your examples of good practice.

Send us your case studies
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Support worker educator resources

As practice evolves the therapy support workforce are playing an increasingly important role in delivering high quality care. 

It is vital that the future workforce has a good understanding of the role, value and scope of practice of the support workers and how to delegate to them safely and effectively. 

Drawing on the expertise of University partners, support workers and students we have developed three engaging lesson plans and associated resources to assist you to teach your students about support workers. 

Access the lesson plans and resources
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Post-registration programmes

Use our quick reference list to browse post-registration programmes relevant to physiotherapy that have CSP accreditation.

Browse the programmes

Allies in education iCSP network

Allies in Education is a discussion forum on anti-racism, anti-discrimination, and anti-oppression, specifically for those working to deliver pre-registration Physiotherapy education. This forum is an open space for colleagues to unpack the lens through which they view physiotherapy, share ideas and good practices across institutions and ultimately challenge their own practises.  

Email us to join the allies in education network
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HEI webinars

UK-wide HEI webinars are held quarterly for all colleagues working in physiotherapy education. Join for updates on CSP projects and emerging topics, open discussions, innovation and opportunities to share best practices

Register for upcoming HEI webinars

CSP ePortfolio and learning hub

The ePortfolio enables you to create and manage a digital portfolio of your work, reflections and achievements online. 

The Learning Hub is a virtual learning environment for members. For the first time you can access learning activities, such as courses, modules and eBites directly from CSP.

Access the ePortfolio and learning hub
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