Becoming a new placement provider for undergraduate student nurses

Are you thinking about becoming a placement provider? Here you’ll find out how.

Benefits of hosting students

Becoming a placement provider will give you the opportunity to work in partnership with HEE and Plymouth University. You'll contribute to developing a skilled and effective workforce to meet the health needs of the South West, now and in the future.
Find out more about the benefits of hosting students and read our FAQs


Read our mentor and educator definitions to understand what they can/cannot do and what they need. To find out more about becoming a mentor/sign-off mentor watch our videos.

Becoming a mentor

The development of a wide range of skills is required to enable you to carry out the role effectively.

Becoming a sign-off mentor

Sign-off mentors are required for third year nursing students’ final placements, midwifery students progression placement assessments, and return to practice and overseas adaptations.

Contractual requirements for placements

To become a student placement provider you will need to sign two contracts – the Workplace Agreement and the Learning Development Agreement.
Learn more about the contracts

Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation

Revalidation is the new process for renewing your registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Find out what you need to do