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Educational Audit of Practice Placements

The University of Nottingham has a responsibility to produce educational programmes and services of a high standard, which meet the needs of students. The educational audit of practice placements, as part of the quality assurance procedures within The University of Nottingham, Division of Nursing and Division of Midwifery, has an important part to play in this process, in collaboration with service providers. Collaborative work with other HEI's is also needed to ensure the needs of all students, in respect of their practice placements, are accommodated.

It is envisaged that the audit information will assist in:

  • Enabling students to have appropriate educational opportunities 
  • Maintaining/improving the students practice placement experience 
  • Giving recognition to the staff working in areas of excellence 
  • Improving the quality of the practice learning environment 
  • Identifying those areas in which staff need help and support to maintain, improve and develop the quality of the learning environment

The educational audit of placements is based on a number of documents relating to placement eg. 


Audit documentation can be sent to you via email or as a paper copy. The advantage of an email copy of the audit documentation is that it will enable placement staff to amend documentation from year to year, rather than starting from scratch each time, which may save valuable staff time.

If you have members of staff that would like to become auditors for the educational audit of practice placements, please contact the Chairman of the District Audit Team for your local centre and they will ensure a preparation programme is put in place.

Further information

For more information contact: 

Pam Bown

Chairman of the Central Audit Group

telephone: +44 (0)115 823 0852



School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 86500