Placements form an important part of the Health and Social Care Management degree. Our partnerships with a range of organisations mean you will gain a wealth of experience to boost your employability.
Why do we do placements on the Health and Social Care degree?
If you come straight from school or from a job that is not necessarily in health and social care management, our placements can offer an insight into the diverse careers available within health and social care organisations giving you valuable career development opportunities.
What will I do on placement?
The placements are tailored to your interests and career aims. After the first year, you will have an idea about the areas in which you would like to work – and where you definitely don’t want to work!
How is my placement assessed?
You must produce a placement portfolio throughout all three years. These include self-reflection pieces, which will help you become a more proficient practitioner. You will also produce material for the organisation where you are on placement. These could include, health promotional leaflets, reports or strategies.
How long do my placements last?
In the first year you will spend 37.5hrs in a health care setting and 37.5 in a social care setting. In the second year, you are expected to undertake a minimum of 150 hrs, and in the third year 225hrs in management practice. Employers prefer these hours to be completed over the period of the academic year so they can get to know you and ensure they can meet their placement learning outcomes. This also allows students with jobs or families to do the placement alongside their other commitments.
Where possible, we encourage you to opt for the long placement as these often provide the opportunity to be involved in longer term projects, with more responsibility. We also encourage you to become volunteers of your host organisation. This then allows you to access the valuable additional training that is available to volunteers.
Do I organise my own placements?
The first year placement is organised by the academic team, whilst the placements in the second and third year are organised by yourself with the support of the academic team.
Where could I go on placement?
Healthcare placements could include:
Social care placements could include organisations that care for people with:
Students have recently undertaken placements at the following organisations: