Practice Learning Support Unit

What we do

Welcome to the Placement Learning Support section which aims to provide support to both students whilst they are out on placements and colleagues who supervise our students whilst they are gaining valuable practice experience.

The Practice Learning Support Unit (PLSU) is a dedicated unit that provides administrative and academic support for practice related learning within the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Science across a range of Professional Programmes where practice learning is a curriculum requirement.

Students undertake learning in practice settings appropriate to their curriculum learning outcomes, professional body requirements and placement availability. PLSU works in close collaboration with Practice Partners to identify the most suitable placements that can offer maximum potential for student learning. Placements are currently provided by NHS Trusts, Social Care and Social Services, or the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector across the North West of England.
Student Placements Information Placement Providers Information Programme Handbook and Plans

Contact infomation

Address:  1st Floor, 79 Tithebarn Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 2ER.

Phone: 0800 074 0644 or 0151 231 4089 or 0151 231 4136


Opening Times

Our operating hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (please use voicemail or email at other times).

Useful Telephone Numbers

0300 3301342 - Social Work Bursaries help line

0300 3301345 - Student Bursaries help line

North West Core Skills Booklet

click here to view

Placement Learning Enhancement Model

Suggested practice activities to facilitate practice learning

Suggested Practice Activities: This information clearly identifies the practice outcomes which need to be achieved by the student within practice. Additionally a number of suggested practice activities have been developed for each of the practice learning outcomes to support a clear understanding of what types of activities can be facilitated to support achievement of the practice learning outcomes for each module in both the Diploma and Degree mental health nursing programmes.

Diploma (pdf)


Degree (pdf)

Content owner: Sarah Marshall

Page last modified 23 October 2013.

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