Health and social care placements

Welcome to the Health and Social Care Placements Information website

Welcome to the Health and Social Care Placements Information website. As part of their professional education, all students wil spend part of their course on placement.  On placement, students gain experience, learning and developing professional skills under supervision to meet course and professional and statutory regulatory body (PSRB) requirements.

On this website you will find advice, guidance and supportive resources to help you make best use of placement learning experiences. Please explore the site: read the guidance in the Policy Library, find general information about placement expectations and preparation and student support from the Placement Information section and find information specific to your profession and course in the Profession Information section.  You can find contact details for key university staff through the Contact Us link if you need advice.

All students on placement

Students are also reminded of the University's placement learning policies and guidance, including the guidance on Travelling to and from placement safely.

If you have a genuine emergency outside normal university working hours, you can use the emergency central number on +44 (0)114 225 8888.

Covid 19 - Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice

Please follow this link to Public Health England and Sheffield Hallam University advice. You can also find guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on your Profession Information page.

Updated guidance from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) - October 2020

DHSC has updated its List of essential workers and those prioritised for testing (England only). This list makes it explicit that health and social care students on placement should be regarded as essential workers and be given the same priority access to Covid tests as other health and social care workers.

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Find out what to expect on placement, how to prepare for it as well as what support and help is available during your placement.


Placement Information


Useful support links