Optional placements can only be arranged during the final three weeks of the second year.
you are required to demonstrate that you have been in care settings that enable exposure to patients across all age ranges, in all fields of nursing including Learning Disabilities. To enhance your knowledge and understanding you may choose to undertake your optional placement in one of these specific areas
Degree nurse apprentices, and students who commence their programme in year two, must undertake a cross-field placement experience, this may be arranged under the optional placement scheme.
Apprentices must also seek the permission of their employer.