504. Refusal or withdrawal of approval of courses, qualifications and institutions.

Where, as a result of any visitor's report1 or other information acquired by the Nursing and Midwifery Council2 and taking account of the observations received from the institution3, the Council is of the opinion that the standards of education and training established by it4 are not, or will not be, met by particular education or training or that an institution is not observing the appropriate requirements5, it may refuse to approve, or withdraw approval from, as the case may be, any education, training, qualification or institution to which that opinion relates6.

In making any decision to refuse or to withdraw