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Travelling to your Placement and claiming Placement Associated (Travel and Accommodation) Expenses

Travelling to your Placement and claiming Placement Associated (Travel and Accommodation) Expenses

Travelling to Placement

We recognise that many of our students will need to travel to their placement. Wherever possible we will not expect students to travel for longer than 2 hours to a placement. 

If a student finds a lengthy journey to placement difficult, please note that "you may be able to claim towards the cost of staying in temporary accommodation near to your practice placement site if it was not possible or practical for you to travel there from your normal term time address each day" (NHS Business Services Authority - Student Services NHS Learning Support Fund, page 7).  Please see below for links to the current rules and guidance on claiming travel and dual accommodation expenses (TDAE).

Please see guidance on Travel information in the Placement Preparation section of this site:

Please also refer to the following guidance on the Student Guidance page in the Policy Library section of this website:

  • Travelling to and from placement safely
  • Use of student's own vehicle on placement policy
  • Student weather advice

Claiming Placement Associated (Travel and Accommodation) Expenses

Please Note: Degree apprenticeship students are not entitled to claim travel and accommodation expenses.  Please refer to your own Trust or employer for advice.

Guidance on submitting your claim to be processed by the College of Health Wellbeing and Life Sciences Professional Placements Team.  This guidance is provided in two, complementary formats:

For all expenses queries please ! HWB Placements Admin