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Education Standards and Quality Assurance

Our education standards cover requirements relating to the:

  • level and nature of the degree programme
  • outcomes that students need to achieve
  • nature of the clinical experience and practice that students need to have before they can qualify with a chiropractic degree.

Our quality assurance handbook provides a step by step guide to our degree approval process. It allows existing and potential providers of chiropractic degrees to ensure that they are able to develop and administer programmes that meet our standards.

We have also developed supplementary guidance that covers:

Forms for education providers

As part of our approval and quality assurance system for chiropractic degrees, providers need to keep the GCC informed of any substantive changes to programmes as and when they occur. Download the form here.

Providers also need to comply with our annual monitoring and self-assessment arrangements. The form is available here.

For prospective providers planning to offer a new chiropractic degree programme, please download the checklist here.

A stamp of approval

To show that your degree programme is approved by the General Chiropractic Council, we encourage use of our specially designed logo.

It can be used for all marketing materials that relate directly to the individual chiropractic degree programme, such as:

  • The relevant section of your website
  • Programme certificates
  • Promotional materials for your chiropractic programme

Full guidance on use of this logo can be found here

The logo is available in four versions.

Any version can be used as long as it appears clear and unchanged. This is important so that chiropractors across the UK are using a consistent logo that is instantly recognisable for patients and the public.

Black Logo

Teal Logo

White Logo

Mixed Logo

Please be aware of the following points when using the registered logo:

  • The logo must be used in its entirety and not ‘cropped’ or ‘trimmed’
  • The alignment, colours and text within the logo must not be altered in any way
  • The logo must not be stretched, squashed, distorted or manipulated
  • The logo must never be changed or recreated in any way and must be reproduced using only approved digital files supplied by the GCC

Becoming a Chiropractor

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Studying Chiropractic

Learn about where and how you can study chiropractic.

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Chiropractic Students

Information for chiropractic students.

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Join the Register

This section gives a brief overview of the chiropractic register. It also gives prospective applicants for registration the information they need to apply.

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Assuring Quality of Education Programmes

Find out how we assure the quality of undergraduate chiropractic education and training

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