|The NMC published these standards in 2006. They detail the requirements for training, support and management of mentors, practice teachers and teachers supporting and assessing students on NMC regulated programmes. The main purpose of the standards is to strengthen learning and assessment in practice. The NMC requires that students are supported in practice by mentors or practice teachers who meet NMC standards..|
NIPEC project managed the implementation of the standards in Northern Ireland at the request of the DHSSPS. The key aim of the project was to implement the standards using a regional approach, which required close collaboration between the key stakeholders. The project commenced in January 2007 and was completed in May 2008.