Placement Learning Expectations
The Placement Learning Expectations document sets out general expectations of all those involved in the partnership between students, clinical staff, university lecturers, patients, service users and carers in the clinical education of health professionals.
University Subject Group Placement Lead (SGPL, Allied Health Professional (AHP) Link Tutors and Academic Adviser roles
The Health and Care Profession Council's Standards for Education and Training have been in force since June 2017, providing overarching guidance on the role of Practice Educators.
AHP Link Tutor Essential Activities - Operating Principles (PDF, 224.3KB) - explains how university link lecturers support students and placement providers who support student learning in practice.
SGPL and Link Team Essential Activities (PDF, 165.5KB) - complement and support the Link Tutor role.
Academic Adviser role. (PDF, 227.5KB)
Roles and responsibilities
Student, Lecturer and Mentor Roles
Students are advised that they must follow their placement provider's policies and guidelines at all times while on placement.
We have written the 'What is a Placement Practice Educator' (PDF, 159.9KB) guide to give you some useful hints and tips. In the guide we have used the new term 'Practice Educator (PEd) which the profession is now using. The following guides outline key ideas about how students learn:
Learning Theories (PDF, 133.7KB)
The following two documents can help the educators and students plan and document the student's placement learning plan.
Guide for A Learning Contract (PDF, 211.5KB)