The process of becoming a provider of student placements

Step one

After you express an interest in hosting placements, you will be contacted by a Practice Placement Development Lead (PPDL).

Step two

An initial visit will be made by your PPDL to discuss placements further and a profile will be completed of your placement area.

The PPDL will help you identify practice assessors or practice supervisors who will support and assess the students: Student practice supervision and assessment resource centre.

Step three

You will be sent a Workplace Agreement by your PPDL’s placement team. This needs to be signed and returned to that team.

Step four

Your placement setting(s) will be quality audited by the placement team. This covers elements such as student support and assessment, learning and teaching opportunities, and CQC ratings.

Step five

A Learning Development Agreement will be set up with you by Health Education England. This enables their payment to your organisation of the placement tariff.

Step six

You will then be allocated your first students.

Contact us

Andrew Cunningham, Healthcare Practice Placement Development Lead (Devon/Somerset)
Mobile: +44 7773 489782 Phone: +44 1752 585490 Email:
Janet Peacock, Healthcare Practice Placement Development Lead (Cornwall/Somerset)
Mobile: +44 7973 721843 Email:
Adele Kane, Academic Lead, Private Sector Placement Development Team
Mobile: +44 7725 220374 Email:
Sue Twose, PDT Lead Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and PVI Sector Somerset
Tel: +44 7850 241683 Email: 
Sharon Evans, Academic Lead, for private, voluntary and independent sector (Cornwall)
Tel: +44 1872 256465 Email: 
Healthcare Practice Placement Development team