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Higher Education Placements

Placements provide you with the opportunity to spend time working in a relevant sector to the Foundation Degree you are studying and provides you with an insight into your subject and career potential.

Aims and Objectives

Placements provide you with the opportunity to spend time working in a relevant sector to the Foundation Degree you are studying and provides you with an insight into your subject and career potential.

Placements provide you with the opportunity to spend time working in a relevant sector to the Foundation Degree or degree you are studying and provides you with an insight into your subject and career potential.

Student

  • To learn, develop and apply new skills appropriate to the professional setting in which they are working.
  • To apply knowledge and skills acquired in the academic setting to the practical demands of the employing organisation.
  • To develop and utilise appropriate interpersonal skills in the organisation setting.
  • To develop professionalism and refine their communication skills in line with working in a professional capacity.

Timing

The period during which students must undertake their professional placements varies across programmes (please seek tutor guidance.) Students are required to be in placement for the duration of the programme they are studying. Guidance on placement hours are discussed at interview and presented within the literature of the programme.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Students studying on programmes where a placement is an essential element of the programme will require a full enhanced DBS (cost incurred by the student). Failure to disclose appropriately may result in suspension or termination of studies. If a student’s placement hours are undertaken with their current employer the university will accept the employer’s DBS policy.

Duration

Students must complete the relevant amount of hours, therefore it is to be agreed between the student and allocated mentor in the workplace how these hours are completed. In some circumstances, these placements are unpaid although students who are already employed in a relevant area can use this as placement experience (this must be agreed between the student and Placement Coordinator), although the exact same procedures will be undertaken by the Placement Coordinators regardless.

HE placement office contact details

HE Placement and Employability Team
Room 2H01, University Centre Grimsby
Drop in sessions: Mon – Fri between 12.30 noon and 2.00pm (term time only)
Email: [email protected]
Tel:  01472 311222 ext 1123/1487