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Fitness to Practise


Fitness to Practise

A number of programmes at Cardiff University lead to a professional award which gives the right to practice as a member of the profession.  If you are enrolled on one of these programmes, there is an expectation that you will, throughout your studies, demonstrate that you are fit to practise in your chosen profession.

Fitness to practise is ensuring that as a student on a professional programme you are aware of your health and conduct at all times and are safe to be around patients, clients and members of the public.

You must:

  • Ensure your behaviour is professional on placement, in University and in your personal life;
  • Ensure you remain mentally and physically fit and seek support if your health deteriorates or impacts on your ability to study or engage with placement activities.

If anything arises that may affect your fitness to practise you must seek advice. To choose not to disclose something can be a serious breach of your professional body rules and is usually more serious than the issue you are reporting.

To find out more information regarding fitness to practise look at the Student Guide to Fitness to Practise under the resources section of this page, or if you are interested have a look at the Students’ Fitness to Practise Procedure.

If you are unsure whether to report something then you can speak to your Personal Tutor or someone in your School.  If you would like free, independent advice then you can contact Student Advice in the Students’ Union on 02920 781410 or

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