Placement dates

Physiotherapy placement dates for 2022 cohort.

All placements can be in any speciality or setting despite being linked to a specific academic module.

Should any student require an amended placement date this will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

  • Monday 31 October to Friday 2 December 2022: Placement 1 (first year/cohort 2022)
  • Monday 8 May to Friday 16 June 2023: Placement 2a (second year/cohort 2022)
  • Monday 14 August to Friday 22 September 2023: Placement 2b (second year/cohort 2022)

Practice documentation

Documentation is regularly updated throughout the year so please use the documents below rather than printing or saving copies in student folders that may be out of date.

The fully completed PDF copy of the Common Placement Assessment Form (CPAF) should be emailed by the educator to the student by the last day of placement following their final appraisal. Students are required to submit them electronically via the UWE student intranet (Blackboard) by the specified deadline.

If the educator is not able to add their electronic signature to the CPAF for any reason, a copy should be emailed to Julie ( by the educator as verification.

It is advisable for both the educator and the student to keep a copy for their records. 

Absence reporting whilst on placement

If a student is unable to attend their placement as planned, they should call the Absence Reporting Line on +44 (0)117 32 83283 and leave a message. The call will not be returned but the absence will be noted. Students should also contact their practice educator to advise them of absence in a manner appropriate for the particular placement.

For further support, or to report other issues whilst on placement, students should contact the confidential practice support line on on +44 (0)117 32 81152 or email


Programme information

Educator training and support

  • Practice educator VIRTUAL drop-in sessions (no booking needed, just click on the link to access):

    • For placement 1 starting on 31 October 2022: Monday 24 October 13:00 to 14:00
    • For placement 2a starting on 8 May 2023: Dates and online training links TBC
    • For placement 2b starting on 14 August 2023: Dates and online training links TBC

The sessions are for educators to access if they have any last minute questions or need support ahead of the next placement if they are having students. If educators have not had UWE Bristol students before, have not been able to access any educator training and are unfamiliar with the CPAF form please email Julie Halligan at

For all enquiries about educator training sessions, please email

Also see information about the Practice Learning and Student Support professional course and find out more about supporting, supervising and assessing students in practice.

Additional information for supporting students

External resources

The following additional resources are available on the CSP website:

  • Clinical education placement guidelines (2003)
  • Supporting students on placement with a disability
  • Students in a community placement and lone working
  • Code of Conduct for Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Guidance on Health and Good Character
  • Guidance on Conduct and Ethics
  • Information, support and guidance on Practice Education

Programme support

If you have any queries or questions about the Applied Physiotherapy Degree Apprenticeship programme or require support, please contact a member of the programme team.

Programme team

Placement Coordinator

Julie Halligan 

Programme Leader

Anna Gould

Placements team

Timothy Porter

Harriet Jones

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