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Allocation

Allocation

Practical work experience is at the heart of this course and is delivered through placements in relevant workplaces. We work in partnership with NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and many private, independent and voluntary sector providers to provide the required experience for our students. The practice learning circuit is extensive. You will be allocated to placements appropriate for your course which will be a placement anywhere in the areas listed below; this will require you to travel to your placement.

Details of the process for allocating you a placement can be found on the student information section of this website. This list of areas is subject to change across the lifetime of the course, as providers may change their placement offer for reasons beyond the university's control. New areas may be added to the list and existing areas may be removed.

You will spend at least 800 hours (September 2019 cohort and earlier) OR 770 hours (September 2020 cohorts onwards) per year putting what you have learned into practice in real working situations during all aspects of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal situations. Your placement attendance, learning and practice will be an assessed part of your course. Attendance on your placements is mandatory.  You must complete all required hours of clinical practice and any shortfall will need to be made up.  

On placement, you work with experts, professionals and service users gaining experience, and developing your knowledge and skills in all aspects of midwifery care, enhancing your employability on completion of the course. During your time on placement, your experience will reflect the working times of the team you work with on placement. This may involve shift work including weekends, evenings and nights. It will be necessary to travel to or live near the placements.

Your placements could take place anywhere in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw region and you will be expected to attend the placements that you have been allocated to attend.

Student Placement Allocation Charter

Students will be allocated to an audited placement within the placement circuit referred to at recruitment and in induction. Placement supervisors will have completed an annual briefing and will have completed all mandatory training in order to ensure that their assessment of the student is valid.

Details of the process for allocating you a placement can be found below. The placement areas are subject to change across the lifetime of the course, as providers may change their placement offer for reasons beyond the university's control. New areas may be added and existing areas may be removed.

College Placement Allocation Process (PDF, 100.8KB) - this is the allocation process that is followed within the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences.

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.

Placement information - how students can find out more about their allocated placement

General information about the area can be found on the Placement Providers section of this website

PARE - placements in Yorkshire and the Humber

Before contacting a placement area in Yorkshire and the Humber Region, please view the area's profile which can be accessed via your PARE login on onlinepare.net.   

Placement Education Management System (PEMS) - placements outside Yorkshire and the Humber

Before contacting a placement area outside Yorkshire and the Humber Region, please view the area's profile which can be accessed via your PEMS login.

Providers - If you are using PEMS to share information about placement learning, please ensure that you have read and adhere to GDPR as set out in the PEMS Privacy Notice (PDF, 210.3KB).

You can link to PEMS here. Please use your PEMS login.

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 an allocation review procedure and an accompanying form to complete if you would like your circumstances to be considered during the allocation process. You will also find a link to information for returning students if your ability to attend placement has changed.

Placement Processes

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Placement Locality Map

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Placement Profiles

Online PARE

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