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Arranging your Work Based Learning Placement - the Placement Allocation Process

The Arranging your Work Based Learning Placement document explains how your placement is arranged.

Notification to students

The Professional Placements Team will keep students updated via PEMS regarding placement allocations.

Placement information will not be made visible to students until placement areas have confirmed with the Professional Placements Team that they are able to accommodate their allotted students. This is usually 3 weeks before the commencement of placement.

Sometimes, in exceptional circumstances, placement information may be delayed; this is because of changes to placement capacity across the placement circuit. In such situations students may not be notified where they have been allocated to until shortly before they are due out on placement.

Once your placement has been notified to you on PEMS, you should contact the placement area you have been allocated to and introduce yourself to them and discuss your attendance pattern on the placement. Please contact your placement area at least 5 days before your placement is due to commence.

You can link to PEMS here using your SHU single sign on login.

You can find out more about your placement on the Placement Providers page on this website

Personal circumstances and placement allocation

If you feel you have mitigating circumstances that may influence your ability to attend placements these need to be considered during the placement allocation process. Below you will find the Placement Mitigating Circumstances procedure and an accompanying form to complete if you would like your circumstances to be considered during the allocation process.

  • Placement Mitigating Circumstances (PMC) Review Procedure
  • Placement Mitigating Circumstances (PMC) form