Roles Within Placements.

The successful construction of placement learning is essentially a shared process between the different people involved in the placement, namely the practice teacher, student and tutor. In addition, within some placements, there may also be included a link worker/s and a practice assessor of the practice teacher. Where necessary a second practice teacher may be introduced to the placement team.

It is essential that the different roles are clarified at the pre-placement stage and are written up in the working agreement.

Role of Practice Teacher

Role of 2nd Practice Teacher

Role of Tutor

Role of Student

Role of Link Worker

Role of Practice Assessor

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