Support a Student

Skills for Care have also provided this really useful resource on how to support student placements in social care settings : read here


NHS Employers have created this website with lots of really helpful advice and toolkits for what staff can do to better support learners on placements: Student experience | NHS Employers. It includes information on mentoring, finance, inclusion mental health and belonging. Please take time to visit the site and share with your teams


Please also see the relevant course area on this website for all the documentation you may need to  become an educator and to provide a placement.

Please also look at useful information under our Equality Diversity and Inclusion tabs if you are supporting a student that has a learning support plan.

Here are two great exemplars from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to help plan and support students:

AHP Student Pre placement pack 

AHP Student Welcome and Induction Handbook



These slides may help you reflect on how you support learners to raise concerns: Supporting students to feel safe to speak up


These articles may be of interest:

Alexanders J, Chesterton P, Gordon A, Alexander J, , et al. (2020) ‘Physiotherapy Student’s Perceptions of the Ideal Clinical Educator’, MedEdPublish, 9, [1], 254, link here

Yung EWY, Newman A and Burke B  (2019) Navigating relationships in practice learning: Voices from practice educators. Social Work Education. link here

Gibson, S.J., Porter, J., Anderson, A., Bryce, A., Dart, J., Kellow, N., Meiklejohn, S., Volders, E., Young, A., Palermo, C. (2019). Clinical educators’ skills and qualities in allied health: a systematic review. Medical education in review, 53 [online]. Available at pp.432-442. link here