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Course Outline

AccreditedStudy day
Electronic Pack
Study day at venue
Case study submission
Post study day competency booklet
CPD hours1006
Credits20 level 4

This module aims to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills in the role of a chaperone in primary care. It is designed for primary health care assistants and other members of the wider health care team who are involved in chaperoning patients as part of their role.

The content covers what is understood by the term chaperone, why a chaperone needs to be present, the role and responsibility of the chaperone and the rights and concerns of patients.

Suitable For

Administration Staff, GP, Non-Clinical Receptionist, Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners, Paramedic Primary health care assistants or members of the wider health care team working at least 8 hours a week and supported by a named registered nurse mentor. As part of the assessment involves writing an essay, it is important that students have a good ability to write clearly in English. You can test yourself using the assessments in our Resources section.


Teesside University UCPD Chaperoning in Primary Care 20 credits Level 4


Study day

Content Includes

  • Government inquiries
  • Complaints/duty of candour
  • The role of the chaperone
  • Principles of intimate examination, for example dignity and respect
  • Supporting vulnerable adults/safeguarding
  • Equality and diversity
  • Consent and confidentiality, dignity and privacy
  • Infection prevention
  • Record keeping
  • Legal rights

Dates & Locations


Students on the university accredited module will submit a 2000 word written assignment and complete a competency based booklet within the clinical setting alongside a registered nurse.

There is no assessment on the non-accredited course.

For more details about how the assessment works for University accredited courses, please see our FAQs section here.

Engaging course with opportunities to ask questions and share experiences. As a trainee it was extremely useful as well as going through chaperoning scenarios.

Students, Crow Trees