Gaining approval as a Primary Care Network Learning Environment

NHS England’s (NHSE) Workforce Education and Training Directorate (formerly Health Education England) is responsible for the quality assurance of the education and training of healthcare learners in England. The assurance and approval of Primary Care Learning Environment has been delegated to local Primary Care School teams.

As part of the project deliverables, Primary Care Network (PCN) teams are expected to completed the Primary Care Network Learning Environment (PCNLE) approval document. This will allow the applying organisations within the PCN to be formally approved as a joint learning environment, and host learners across multiple sites.

Verification panels

To be considered for approval / verification as a Primary Care Network Learning Environment, PCNs must sign up for a verification panel. Please use the below document to complete the sign up process for panels in 2024.

Please email to confirm your preferred date.

Initial approval

To apply for initial approval as a Primary Care Network Learning Environment, please complete the Primary Care Network Approval document. Please refer to the core and supporting resources for more information about this process.

Core resources

Supporting resources

Submissions should be made to

If you any have questions at any stage of the verification process, which are impacting your ability to move forward, please email: