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If you would like to offer a placement or have any questions about the WBL placement module then we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact wbl@chester.ac.uk for the latest placement information.

Before you offer a placement, please ensure that you agree to:

  • Provide an unpaid negotiated placement that offers development through challenging learning opportunities (minimum 150 hours, placement dates 19th April-21st May 2021)

  • Provide an environment which is covered by employers’ and public liability insurances

  • Comply with health & safety and any other relevant legislation (e.g. equal opportunities)

  • Interview the student and agree a suitable work pattern and placement objectives

  • Involve the student as a normal member of staff and provide support throughout

  • Provide the student with an end-of-placement appraisal

  • Where appropriate, make reasonable adjustments in the workplace for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)/disabilities.

Please note that:

  • There is no requirement to pay the student.

  • Where an enhanced DBS is required for a placement, the University as the ‘personnel supplier’ is responsible for carrying out the check and the student is responsible for the cost.

  • A travel subsidy is made available by the University to the student to assist with costs associated with travelling to and from the placement on a daily basis (excluding parking, taxis and tolls).  Unfortunately the University is unable to cover costs for travel (or other such costs) as part of the placement.