The teaching approach at Wintec is focused on the practical side of learning so that students get the benefits of real-world work environments. Students in the Centre for Health and Social Practice spend time in work placements for credit. The amount
of time spent on placement varies according to the year of study; first-year students will spend approximately a quarter of the year doing work placement while third and fourth-year students will spend most of their time on placement.
Covid-19 vaccination information
In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is highly recommended that you are vaccinated against Covid-19 if you want to apply for this programme.
On 11 October 2021, the Government announced that the ‘groups of affected persons’ in the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 (Order) will be extended to include high-risk workers in the health and disability sector, school and early learning staff, and support people who have contact with children and students. The effect of this is that vaccination will soon be mandatory for health and education workforces, which will extend to those seeking to work within those sectors on placement.
To complete this programme of study, it is necessary to complete certain clinical or education placements. With the introduction of the Order, we cannot secure clinical or education placements for learners who are not vaccinated or do not wish to share their vaccination status and who will not, therefore, be able to complete the programme successfully.