501. Standards of education and training.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council1 must from time to time establish the standards of education and training necessary to achieve the standards of proficiency2 it has established3, and the requirements to be satisfied for admission to, and continued participation in, such education and training which may include requirements as to good health and good character4. So far as is necessary to implement the requirements provided for in the European Parliament and Council Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications5, the standards and requirements must be set out in rules6 made by the Council7.

The Council must ensure that universities and