The HCPC’s standards are flexible in this regard and do not prescribe a minimum that must be achieved. The HCPC expects education providers to consider what is necessary to ensure learners have met the relevant learning outcomes through any practice-based learning. On this basis, it may be possible to adjust the minimum practice-based learning hours you set. If you do make an adjustment, please ensure you are clear on the reasons for doing so and ensure you can evidence this.
Every effort should be made by all parties to ensure third years students are able to complete their course and graduate in a timely manner to help minimise disruption to the workforce pipeline.