Contemporary healthcare
Developing the future healthcare workforce in the South West, in partnership with an education provider you can trust – we’re one of the largest providers of healthcare education in the South West, with an excellent reputation for delivering nursing, nursing associate and other healthcare education at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The benefits of hosting students

Placements are a vital part of the future workforce learning experience. By promoting excellent practice, you can greatly contribute to the development of our learners’ competence, so that they will be able to make an evolving contribution to the services your organisation provides.
As a new placement provider you will:
  • receive a tariff payment from NHSE for each placement you provide (funding will differ for apprentices)
  • enhance a culture of learning in practice, making a significant difference to healthcare experience and clinical effectiveness
  • raise your profile of expertise
  • attract staff with the right values to aid recruitment
  • be supported by the University of Plymouth
  • be able to develop your team through opportunities for staff to engage in critical inquiry and implement evidence-based practice
  • enable your staff to evidence continuing professional development, and address the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC, 2023) and other regulatory body Standards
  • celebrate the success achieved through collaborative working.

Frequently asked questions

What is involved in becoming a placement provider and how long will this take?
  • An initial visit – to discuss learning opportunities and staff training requirements.
  • The development of a practice placement profile for your placement area.
  • Completion of a learning environment audit.
  • The setting up can take just a few weeks.
How long are placements and when will I know that a learner will be coming on placement?
  • Placements are normally between 7–13 weeks. You will be notified well in advance of a student commencing their placement with you.
How are students prepared?
  • Placement preparation sessions, Occupational Health and Disclosure Barring Service clearance, mandatory training, skills-based training, preparation on professional behaviour.
What support will be available?
  • Ongoing support will be provided by the University for both the learner and placement provider (please see contact details below).
  • Online resources are available from the University of Plymouth website.