Failed placements must be retaken. Where a student has failed a placement they will normally be allowed one resit in another setting. Resit placements are usually undertaken during the summer vacation and are normally of four weeks duration. Where the student is successful in resitting a Practice Placement Module, the minimum pass mark of 40% will contribute to the final mark.
Only one resit of a practice placement module is normally allowed in any one year of study. Failure in a second practice placement module within an academic year will normally result in the student being required to repeat the year. A student who fails a repeated module will normally be required to withdraw from the programme.
NB: If the student has submitted, and had accepted, extenuating circumstances for failure of a practice placement, the repeat placement will become a ‘sit’. This will then be allocated at the same number of weeks as the original placement, rather than limited to the 4 weeks of a resit placement. The mark in these circumstances will be recorded (i.e. be taken as a first attempt mark, not capped at 40% as for resits).
Students who have failed a placement must meet with a member of the practice placement team prior to resitting their placement. This is to discuss the failed placement, and to consider an action plan for preparing for and completing the resit placement.