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

Where, as a result of any visitor's1 report or other information acquired by the education and training committee2 or the Health and Care Professions Council3 and taking account of the observations received from the institution4, the committee is of the opinion that the established standards5 are not, or will not be, met by particular education or training or that an institution is not observing the specified requirements6, it may refuse to approve, or withdraw approval from, as the case may be, any education, training, qualification or institution to which that opinion relates7.

In making any such decision to refuse or