The BASRaT Educational Framework is designed to provide educational institutions with a guide to the expectations in knowledge, skills and clinical competencies that must be acquired by students studying on BASRaT accredited courses.
BASRaT accredited courses are clinically based, BSc (Hons) or MSc programmes that train students to work with patient populations from day one and includes a clinical hours component as well as a Royal College of Surgeons Pre-Hospital Immediate Care endorsed course.
The ability of students to successfully evidence their completion of the competencies as a minimum, ensures that they meet the requirements needed to achieve and maintain their status as a Graduate Member of BASRaT and therefore enjoy the benefits associated with the achievement of that professional status. The successful completion of a BASRaT accredited course also ensures that students have displayed their ability to safely and competently apply clinical reasoning across a variety of situations and assign each patient with an effective individualised treatment plan.
BASRaT follows the established process of quality assurance and regulation of educational programmes by accrediting courses that meet strict criteria. This involves every institution progressing initially through an accreditation process followed by regular programme review and periodic re-accreditation. Once accredited with BASRaT, institutions are required to submit details of any major programme changes as a part of the BASRaT Review of Standards process. Every institution is also required to undergo BASRaT re-accreditation in line with their standard programme revalidation cycle. This separate process of programme re-validation is controlled by both an institutions individual quality assurance team and the guidelines set out by external educational bodies, such as the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).
The BASRaT Educational Framework can be found here