Placement learning is a core element of our courses, preparing health and social care professionals for academic award and registration for practice in a particular field.
Our students have the opportunity to work across a variety of health and social care settings including the independent and voluntary sectors.
We have developed Faculty-wide policies and procedures for placement learning e.g. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, occupational health screening, complaints procedure and we share good practice across the programmes in order to provide high standards and consistency of quality learning opportunities for our students.
We value the relationships with our practice colleagues who are involved in many aspects of the programmes: from the selection process; curriculum design, development and delivery; the provision of placements through to the preparation process for employment. To prepare our colleagues in practice to support our students on placement, we offer preparation programmes via a variety of delivery methods from e learning, distance learning to face-to-face teaching.
Our placement resource area contains everything students and practice educators need to maximise placement learning.