If a student has not accrued sufficient placement hours to meet Regulatory/Professional body/ programme requirements (i.e. if hours have not been accrued due to sickness or absence) students are required to complete additional placement hours:
PLSU monitor the placement hours and will alert the student when additional placement time is required in order to meet these requirements.
Additional placement hours will be arranged by WBLT during student holiday periods and students should be aware that they must be flexible and attend placement at the dates/times when our practice partners have been able to accommodate this extra requirement.
Under no circumstances should students arrange additional practice hours directly with placement staff or PEFs as time is built into the student programme for some sickness/absence, and this may be unnecessary and will not contribute to hours missed.
Please note that any additional practice hours not sanctioned through WBLT cannot be counted towards the student final hours calculation. Additional practice hours do not cancel out sickness/absence days – these will remain on the student record and will be used to inform future employment references.