Welcome to the Practice Educators pages for our MSc Physiotherapy (pre-reg) course

Here you will find guidance on documents and training opportunities for Practice Educators supporting our Physiotherapy Students during their placement.

This page provides an overview of the information that you will need to support our student on practice placements and is separated into four sections:

MSc Physiotherapy students

Some of our MSc Physiotherapy students

Placement Dates

At AECC University College our MSc Physiotherapy (pre-reg) students follow a full-time placement programme running from June to October, which includes two 7 week blocks in year 1 and two 7 week blocks in year 2.

Placement dates Academic Years 2022 & 2023

Placement

Start date

End date

Year

Placement 1

26.06.22

11.08.22

1

Placement 2

28.08.22

13.10.22

1

Placement 3

26.06.22

11.08.22

2

Placement 4

28.08.22

13.10.22

2

Placement dates Academic Year 2023

Placement

Start date

End date

Year

Placement 1

26.06.23

11.08.23

1

Placement 2

28.08.23

13.10.23

1

Placement 3

26.06.23

11.08.23

2

Placement 4

28.08.23

13.10.23

2

 

Practice Educator Training

CPAF Practice Edicator Training Dates 2022

The Universities of Winchester, Southampton, Portsmouth and Chichester have teamed up to deliver training on the Common Placement Assessment Form (CPAF).

The times and dates for our CPAF training sessions for 2022 are detailed below.

Although each session will be delivered by 1 of the 4 Universities, the content and structure of the training will be the same, so you only need to attend one.

  • Tues 29th March 15:00 - 16:00
  • Thurs 15th April 11:30 - 12:30
  • Thurs 21st April 10:00 - 11:00
  • Fri 29th April - 10:00 - 11:00

New dates for Sept 2022 onwards are currently being planned

If you are a new practice educator, we are also working on collaborating with Bournemouth University to offer ‘first time’ practice educator training.  As more information regarding this is confirmed, it will be listed here.  Or for more information or to request a session for yourself and a group of up to 10 colleagues please contact flucas@aecc.ac.uk

Placement Documentation and Support

Our Physiotherapy students are assessed via the CPAF (Common Placement Assessment Form) Document devised by the CSP.   As all students at AECCUC study at MSc level, they will all use the Level 6 document for their placements.

Practice Educator CPAF guide

Practice Educator Handbook

The CPAF document for each student will be held via their E Portfolio where the students complete and store their CPD records.  Following allocation of a student for placement, you will be sent a link in order to access their E Portfolio from our IT team.  If one student has two Practice Educators, you will both get a log in, but only one person can make changes at a time.

CPAF – How to Videos

The ‘CPAF how to…’ series of training videos is aimed at practice education teams and students throughout the UK to help them transition to using CPAF for student placements

An additional guidance document detailing ‘How to  assess the learning domains section’ has also been created. This helps to simply the assessment of this section of CPAF with clear images and messages.

Placement Support

At AECC University College, support is available during placements to both our Practice Educators and physiotherapy students. Practice Educators should refer to the AECC University College Practice Educator Handbook and students to their student handbook for guidance on the process. Our students have nominated AECC University College placement link tutors that the students can contact to support them while they are on placement. Half way visits (face to face or virtual) with the placement link tutors will be organised with the Practice Educators prior to the start of the placement at a convenient time.

Key members of the AECC University College placement support team include:

  • Placement co-ordinator: Responsible for the overall co-ordination of all placements and associated quality processes
  • Unit Lead: Responsible for overall co-ordination of the placement unit and assessment process who works directly with the placement co-ordinator
  • Personal Academic Tutor /Placement Link tutors: Responsible for academic and pastoral support for individual students across the duration of their course

Course Information

Here are the documents outlining the content of the key modules that make up the MSc Physiotherapy (pre reg) course at AECCUC.  Hopefully this is a useful resource to see what has been taught prior to placements.

Year 1 - course descriptors

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

 

Year 2 - course descriptors

Semester 1

 

Semester 2

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