Nottingham Trent University - Thinking of hosting a student but don’t know where to start?
Written by Nottingham Trent University, April 2023 

Meet the team 


What courses do we cover 

Adult Nursing – MSc, BSc, App 
Mental Health Nursing – MSc, BSc, App 
Trainee Nursing Associates 
Learning Disability Nursing – BSc, App 
Paramedicine – BSc, App 
MA Public Health 

What students have completed prior to placement 

Prior to attending placement students will have completed the below: 
Enhanced DBS check 
Occupational Health Check 
Basic Life Support 
Moving and Handling 
Online mandatory training 

Why would I host a placement? 

Future work force 
Access to those with up to date learning/techniques 
Showcase alternative workplaces to the large trusts 
Tariff payment 

How does it work? 

Placement blocks – dates can be shared a year in advance. 
Allocated by placement teams – 6 weeks notice where possible. 
Academic Assessors and placement team can support. 


For NMC and HCPC programmes, we need to have the placement area audited as a learning environment. 
To offer a placement we'd come and do an audit to check we can match your area to the programme needs. 
We'd set this up with you and ensure you were free at that time. 
Its an audit for any healthcare programme and can be used by other universities. 
If there are quality issues identified for the learners,  we can work with you to improve as required after the audit 

Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) 

For NMC programmes: 
The mentorship model stopped being used in 2019. 
We now need students on each placement to have practice supervisor(s) and a practice assessor. 
NATH have a website with the training slides on for these roles and if you have been a mentor in the past it’s a similar role split between the supervisor who teaches and the assessor who...assesses! 
Staff at NTU then support you and the student in the role of academic assessor during all placements 


Payable for MSc and BSc students 
£122 per week 
Claims are 3 times a year 
Finalised – payment released 

Next steps 

Contact NATH / NTU to discuss hosting placements 
Visit the NATH Placements webpage for further information 
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