We’ve produced a guide that explores the benefits, opportunities and practicalities of occupational therapy practice-based learning in social care settings.
Who is it for?
If you’re an occupational therapy practice educator or practitioner, it will help you to identify placement opportunities within the organisation and demonstrate how you and your team can plan, implement and sustain practice placement opportunities to support our future workforce.
Learning and development leads, senior managers, registered managers, occupational therapists, students, apprentices and higher education institutions (HEIs) may also find it useful.
What's the guide about?
This guide highlights the benefits of social care practice-based learning both for learners, people who draw on care and support and for the existing workforce. It shows how practice-based learning maps to professional standards and what experience occupational therapy learners can gain in a social care setting. It also includes a useful resources page to use alongside the guide.
It comprises of 10 case studies, eight of which are examples of existing practice-based learning opportunities, and two are social care settings where placements are being planned. Each case study covers the same topics so that you can easily compare and contrast them and identify what experience a student can gain in each setting. We recommend reading each of the case studies as even those which feature a very different setting to your own can still provide valuable insights.
The aim is to promote the discussion and consideration of placement opportunities within the team, stimulating conversation and supporting you working towards how you will offer a placement.
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This guide explores the benefits, opportunities and practicalities of occupational therapy practice-based learning in social care settings.