Clinical Placements for AHP Students 

AHP Student Placement Opportunities 

Student placements are a vital part of the training of Allied Health Professional students. Across Nottinghamshire a wide range of different universities work with our organisations to plan and deliver placements, and we want to welcome our student colleagues into all our clinical settings. 
 
We know that providing student placements is more important than ever. In order to support all our Nottinghamshire-wide Allied Health Profession (AHP) practice educators within health, social, primary and private care settings, the AHP Faculty has collated all the placement dates into quick look documents to help you plan your placements. 

Art Therapists 

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Information coming soon... 

Dietitians 

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Dietetic students come on placement in Nottinghamshire from two local universities; University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University. 
 
Placement lengths vary and can be part-time or full-time. Please see the document below for a full list of available placement dates and information on how to offer a placement to a university. 

Drama Therapists 

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Information coming soon... 

Music Therapists 

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Information coming soon... 

Occupational Therapists 

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Occupational Therapy students come on placement in Nottinghamshire from three local universities; University of Derby, University of Lincoln and Sheffield Hallam University. Students come from several study routes including: undergraduate study, post-graduate study and the degree apprenticeship route. 
 
Placement lengths vary and some placements are emerging role/require long arm supervision. Please see the document below for a full list of available placement dates and information on how to offer a placement to a university. 

Operating Department Practitioners 

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Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs) are trained to degree level either through the BSc (Hons) Degree which is delivered by Sheffield Hallam University locally or via the Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship route which is delivered by Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Derby locally. 
 
ODPs work with clinicians within the perioperative environment providing a high standard of individualised patient care and skilled support alongside medical and nursing colleagues and also Assistant Practitioners and theatre support workers. 
 
Placement dates for Sheffield Hallam University can be found at the link below. Placement dates for The University of Derby are coming soon. 

Orthoptists 

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Information coming soon... 

Osteopaths 

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As far as we are aware, there are currently no NHS employed Osteopaths working within Nottinghamshire. If you are an NHS employed Osteopath working in Nottinghamshire, we'd love to hear from you. 
 
Osteopaths are trained to degree level locally by the University of Derby. Please see the link below for further information. 

Paramedics 

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Information coming soon... 

Physiotherapists 

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Physiotherapy students are provided to our areas from three local universities; University of Nottingham, University of Lincoln and Sheffield Hallam University. Students come from several study routes including: undergraduate study, post-graduate study and the degree apprenticeship route.  
 
Placement lengths vary from 3-12 weeks. Please see the document below for a full list of available placement dates and information on how to offer a placement to a university. 

Podiatrists 

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Information coming soon... 

Prosthetists and Orthotists 

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Prosthetists and Orthotists hold a dual qualification. Students are provided to Nottinghamshire from only two Universities within the UK; the University of Salford and University of Strathclyde. Both of these universities offer undergraduate routes to qualification. 
 
Placements focus on one discipline (Orthotics or Prosthetics) at a time and students must complete placements in both disciplines to graduate. 
 
The University of Salford students complete a 13 week placement in each discipline in year 3 (of 3) and The University of Strathclyde students complete a placement of a minimum of 4 months in each discipline, in year 3 (of 4). 
 
Available placement dates vary and a document detailing the different placement dates and how to offer a placement to a HEI will be coming soon. 

Radiographers 

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Radiography students are provided to our local area by two universities; University of Derby and Sheffield Hallam University. Students come to us either as Undergraduate students or Masters Students. 
 
Placements lengths vary for each year group and course. Please see the document below for a detailed layout of the placement pattern. Also provided are key contacts for the local universities. 

Speech and Language Therapists 

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Speech and Language Therapy students come on placement in Nottinghamshire from two local universities; University of Sheffield and De Montfort University in Leicester. Students may be studying on an undergraduate or post-graduate course. 
 
Placement lengths vary considerably. Please see the document below for a full list of available placement dates and information on how to offer a placement to a university. 
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Occupational Therapy Placement Report 

As part of this project we held focus groups to explore the barriers Occupational Therapists faced when considering providing placements. Here is the report and recommendations from those focus groups. 
 
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