• Social Work

    To help you feel confident in starting your work placement, you take a preparatory module on Skills Development and Professional Communication in the first year. This includes specific skills development, augmented by communication practice in our skills suite.

    In both Years 2 and 3 you will undertake work-based placements (70 days in Year 2 and 100 days in Year 3). Placements could involve working with children or older people, people who are disabled or those who may have mental health issues. Statutory, voluntary, private and independent organisations all offer opportunities to engage with service users in a real and meaningful way. The settings include hospitals, agency teams, family centres, day centres and residential care settings.

  • Advice for Students about Personal Safety:

    Advice on Vigilance Whilst Terrorist Threat Level is Critical in England:

    The following link is useful for all students on placement:

    Guidance on Responding to Unexpected Incidents or Emergencies:

    Keeping up-to-date as a Practice Assessor / Mentor

    Here are some resources for you to update yourself as a practice assessor.

    It is recommended that you look at the resources below to select the most useful to your own development.

    Feedback

    Religious Practices

    Meeting the Religious and Cultural Practices of Health and Social Work Students:

    A student’s identity can have a significant and profound impact on their placement learning experience and assessment in practice, these guiding principles help to explain how the faith/non-faith traditions, cultural practices, and linguistic diversity of students can be met in practice placements.


    Reasonable Adjustment

    Health Impairment and Disability Guidelines:


    Pregnant Students on Placement:


    Process for Risk Assessment

    There are various reasons for when a placement provider will need to undertake a risk assessment for a student entering practice. For more information:


    Sickness/ Absence

    Dress Code

    Students on placement/ in the practice setting are considered to be ‘employees' of the placement provider and must adhere to all local policies e.g. Dress code for employees or Uniform and Dress Policy for practice staff.


    Key Points for Good Practice Placements


    In the Event of the Student Failing Competencies in Practice


    Managing Concerns About a Failing Student on Placement




    Indebtedness

    Statement in Relation to Supernumerary Status of Students on Pre-qualifying Courses/Programmes


    Discontinuing/Adjusting Placements:


    Maximum Student Practice and Study Hours

    These guidelines are prepared for students, placement partners and programme teams. They are informed by considering student health and safety and the potential impact on public safety.


    Useful References/Links:


    Attendance Policy: