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Welcome to the Placement Learning Support Unit (Health and Wellbeing)

PLSU works in partnership with placement partners across the North West of England. Every placement allocated is quality audited on a regular basis to ensure the learning outcomes of relevant programmes can be achieved and offers valuable learning opportunities that meet the requirements of relevant regulatory & statutory bodies.

PLSU works hard to ensure that students gain experience that reflects the ever-changing demands of their individual profession/career to ensure students can develop as adaptable and flexible practitioners fit for practice at the time of graduation.

PLSU is made up of a range of staff who work together to deliver our Mission statement. The team is coordinated by the Academic Lead for Work Based Learning and consists of two teams.

The administrative team work closely with practice to arrange placements and manage the recording of sickness and absence from practice, ensuring students have completed core skills mandatory training and are cleared fit for placement through DBS and occupational health screening.

Our Practice Learning Support Team work with identified programmes to deliver preparation for placements and offer enhanced support during the first year of practice based learning.


PLSU Mission Statement

“PLSU aims to work with partners to coordinate high quality placement experience for our students to enable them to fulfil their potential as members of the future workforce”

The following values underpin and influence the approach taken in all business interactions undertaken by PLSU:

  • Commitment to effective communication
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Partnership
  • Excellence
  • Openness

PLSU should be the first point of contact for all placement related enquiries and is located in Brook hub in BB204.

Email: punit@uclan.ac.uk 
Telephone: 01772 891992 or 891993.