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Placement of the Year Award

Have you had a placement that has been an:

  • exceptional learning environment?
  • outstanding learning experience for you?

If you would like this placement to receive recognition and praise, please complete the nomination form and return to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it no later than 18th June 2015

Practice Education Unit (PEU)

Practice education is critical to the current provision and future development of health and social care professional education courses. It may account for up to 50% of the pre-qualifying health and social care courses depending upon professional statutory regulatory body requirements. Practice education is also an important component of advanced practice clinical Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Placements are dependent upon the funding sponsor, professional/programme requirements, student progression regulations and placement quality and capacity.

Placements are provided by the NHS, Social Care and Social Services, the private, independent and voluntary sector and within osteopathic clinics provided by the School. All placement experience is quality assured through approved processes.

The Practice Education Unit (PEU)

The PEU provides administrative and academic support for placement learning/practice education for all pre-qualifying courses (including Fd(Sc) Paramedic Emergency Care).

The PEU is led by the Head of Practice Education, Netta Lloyd-Jones and managed by the Placements and Partnership Manager, Diana Goult. The Unit is a key resource for students and staff and a central point of contact for pre-qualifying students and those supporting them whilst they are on placement. PEU implements processes agreed in partnership with placement providers and supports placement learning quality assurance. PEU also provides resources for supporting students and practice assessors for CPD advanced clinical practice courses.


Practice Education Management System (PEMS): all pre-qualifying students and practice assessors

is for students, staff and placement providers. PEMS provides secure online access to course specific placement learning resources and information about placements.

Looking for PEMS? Click on https://pems.brookes.ac.uk and enter the details:

  • Students: your Brookes student ID and password
  • Staff: your email address (name version) and password
  • Placement providers: your PEMS ID and password

If you require help, or have any problems with the PEMS web site, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Practice Education Unit (PEU)

(Looking for Programme Specific resources (the old PLU Portal)? Please click here


Tel: +44 (0) 1865 48 5558

Staff details

Netta Lloyd Jones

Head of Practice Education

Unit staff

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