Practice education is critical to the current provision and future development of health and social care professional education courses. It may account for up to 50% of the pre-qualifying health and social care courses depending upon professional statutory regulatory body requirements. Practice education is also an important component of advanced practice clinical Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Placements are dependent upon the funding sponsor, professional/programme requirements, student progression regulations and placement quality and capacity.
Placements are provided by the NHS, Social Care and Social Services, the private, independent and voluntary sector. All placement experience is quality assured through approved processes.