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  • Placements are coordinated across three north London courses and allocation of placements is made on the basis of a number of factors, including the trainee’s training needs, and where the trainee lives. Although we try to match placements to where people live, trainees do have to be prepared to travel within north London. Trainees have the opportunity to indicate areas of special interest when planning their third year placements and have a number of individual meetings with members of staff throughout the three years to identify their training needs and monitor their progress. Most trainees have a one year placement to start off with, followed by four, six-month placements. Half way through the placement, a member of staff visits in order to check how the placement is going.
  • Trainees are required to pass all placements and also submit three Reports of Clinical Activity and one Reflective Practice Assessment over the three-year period of training. These reports are 4,000 word write-ups of a piece of clinical work, each from a different placement.
  • Quality supervision is seen as a major determinant of good training and we work together with the other Courses to provide training to ensure that trainees have a good experience of supervision, and supervisors a good experience of trainees.

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