Work-based practice placements are an
essential part of all undergraduate programmes delivered within the
faculty. We utilise our links with local, national and
international employers and partners to ensure that every student
has quality assured placements that provide the relevant learning
opportunities to put into practice knowledge and skills gained
during the academic programme. There is a dedicated team of
administrators and academics who prepare, support and guide
students through the placement process in all subject
There are opportunities for students to go on
established international placements. The placements include
Botswana, Uganda, Swaziland, Tanzania, South Africa, Bangladesh,
India, Seychelles, Sweden, Norway and Bulgaria. International
placements outside of Europe are self-funded but there is support
and advice on fund raising available.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy undergraduates will spend a third of their programme out on professional placements in blocks of 5 to 10 weeks. Every student is under the supervision of a qualified therapist who has normally completed a Professional Practice Educators Course. Placements are assessed and are an essential component of the programme. Student placements are provided across the region in a variety of facilities, such as hospitals, private practice, GP clinics, schools, voluntary sector and community settings
Sport undergraduates are required to complete a minimum of 90 hours of placement over their programme. Students will be allocated sport related placements within York city in a variety of facilities, such as schools, sports clubs, health clubs, local branches of national organisations and council departments as well as having the opportunity to identify their own placement in level three. Every student is assigned a mentor and placements are assessed by the academic work produced by the student.
Psychology undergraduates are expected to complete a minimum of120 hours of placement. Students who choose to undertake their work placements in the UK gain invaluable experience in a variety of settings including local schools and nurseries, hospitals, charities, mental health care providers, research departments in Universities and Human Resources. All students have an identified mentor and placements are assessed by the academic work produced by the student.
Counselling, Mentoring and Coaching undergraduates are expected to complete a minimum of120 hours of placement over their three year programme. Students are encouraged to research and secure their own placements in order to offer students a range of transferable skills for informing their CV and employability profile. Placements are only assessed by the academic work produced by the student afterwards.
Counselling and Psychotherapy PG Diploma students will spend 150 hours on supervised practice placements during their programme from an approved list. Every student is under the supervision of a university-approved supervisor. Placements are assessed and form a key part of the learning and development experience.
All placements provide students with the
- active involvement in multi-disciplinary
- working in real situations
- learning by doing whilst working with
- applying theory in practice
If you are interested in offering a student
from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences the opportunity to
undertake a placement of work-based learning within your
organisation please contact:
Corinna Klaentschi T: 01904 876817 E: firstname.lastname@example.org