The Professional Education contains multi-professional workforce of Vocational and Practice Educators which includes allied health professionals, nurses, pre-employment/ work experience staff and administrative staff.

Professional Education ensures that the teams of multi-professional workforce of Vocational and Practice Educators’ support the workforce of BTHFT NHS with high quality education and training to support the delivery of excellent care and quality experience. Professional Education supports nursing, allied health professional students whilst they are in practice. The teams support newly qualified nurses through their first year of employment through Preceptorship Program. Health care support workers in the start of their career receive support for their professional development and training to meet the demands of the service.

Practice Education

What We Offer:

The Practice Educator Team aim to influence the quality of the practice learning environment by providing support for educational input and developmental activities for students and their supervisors within pre-registration health care.

This will also extend to providing support and guidance to newly qualified practitioners within the trust, aiming to bridge the gap between student and autonomous clinician.

The Practice Education Team (PE) consists of Practice Educators and an Administrator. The team is based in Fieldhouse and offers various supports for mentors, associate mentors, staff and students including pastoral care. PE team offers support for Overseas Nurses and Return to practice nurses, as well as trainee nursing associates . We are very proactive in developing staff, and you will receive support and encouragement to undertake new professional skills and professional development.
If you require further information please contact
Practice Educator Team on Tel 01274- 366 035 or Practice.Educators@bthft.nhs.uk

The Practice Educators offer dedicated support for student midwives in practice across inpatient and community settings. The team additionally support mentors with any aspects of facilitating work-based learning and assessment, linking with the Higher Education Institution to facilitate high quality learning in practice.
Practice Educator Team on Tel 01274- 366 035 or Practice.Educators@bthft.nhs.uk

The Practice Educators offer support for students and educators/ supervisors from Allied Health Professional and Clinical Scientists backgrounds, across inpatient and community settings. Practice Educators work alongside Higher Educational Institutes to monitor the quality of placements and enhance the student experience whilst on practice placements.
Practice Educator Team on Tel 01274- 366 035 or Practice.Educators@bthft.nhs.uk

The BTHFT Preceptorship Programme has been designed for newly qualified practitioners to assist in the transition from student to autonomous healthcare professional. Our aim is to support you in the transition to your new role, developing the skills and knowledge you require to provide high quality patient care.

At BTHFT, we offer a 12 month Preceptorship Programme commencing within your first few weeks of employment. The programme comprises of three elements:

  • Clinical Practice Focus Days – protected time for clinically focused theoretical learning which recognises your needs as a new healthcare professional within BTHFT and provides a safe, supportive environment for exploration and reflection. The sessions encompass a range of content exploring the reality of autonomous practice, working under pressure and looking to the future.
  • Support, supervision and review by an identified ‘Preceptor’ in the clinical area – aiming to provide a supportive mechanism to enhance your transition within the clinical area.
  • Personal reflection and evidence collation by the Preceptee – aiming to provide a documented account of your journey through preceptorship, recognising areas of achievement and those requiring further development.

Practice Educator Team on Tel 01274- 366 035 or Practice.Educators@bthft.nhs.uk

The nursing associate is a new health care role the Department of Health has introduced in England. The role is designed to bridge the gap between health care assistants (HCAs) and registered nurses.
What we offer

BTHFT NHS currently recruits 2 cohorts of approximately 20 trainees a year. This course runs over a two year period and follows a national curriculum framework. Trainee nurse associates are expected to attend University part time as well as complete a minimum number of practice hours.

Vocational Education & Apprenticeships

The Care Certificate is a set of standards that health workers adhere to in their daily working life. It is the standards that are covered as part of induction training of new care workers.    Completion of Care Certificate equips health support workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide safe, compassionate care.

What we offer
•    To develop your existing knowledge and practice
•    To confirm competency at the required level in the workplace
•    To learn a broad range of practical skills with underpinning knowledge specific to your work place.

Please contact:

Education Administrator; Arifa Mayat arifa.mayat@bthft.nhs.uk 

or Professional Education Lead; Clair Clarke – Clair-marie.clarke@bthft.nhs.uk

Traineeships are education programmes designed for 16–24 year olds and young people with learning difficulties (up to the academic age of 25). They include work experience placements to help trainees become ready for the world of work.

As well as helping young people become work-ready, it is hoped that traineeships will reinvigorate the workforce, reduce the proportion of young people who are not in education, employment or training
Traineeships are delivered by training providers and funded by the Government, with employers providing the valuable work experience placement and interview as part of the programme.

Professional Education Lead Clair Clarke – Clair-marie.clarke@bthft.nhs.uk

Apprenticeships offer a real wage for the individual and skills for the workplace. It is a great way to develop relevant skills needed for the Healthcare nationally and locally.

Apprenticeships are genuine jobs with training mapped out alongside duties of a role. It is a great way for an individual to earn whilst they learn , gain valuable skills and knowledge specific to a job role. Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals by boosting the skills of the workforce within a Healthcare capacity for clinical and non-clinical staff and are available to new and substantive employees.

There are various levels of apprenticeships from Intermediate, right through to Advanced and Degree level apprenticeships. Apprentices will follow a work based learning plan which can start from level 2, which is equivalent to 5 GCSE’s or grading scale of 4 – 9.

Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised via https://www.jobs.nhs.uk

What we offer:
Apprenticeships offer structured training with BTHFT NHS and lead to nationally recognized qualifications.
Intermediate apprenticeships – follow work-based learning towards level 2 – equivalent to 5 GCSEs A* – C. You work towards a competence based qualification.

Advanced Level Apprenticeships are being developed at the moment so please watch this space 2019/2020.

For further information on apprenticeships we offer at the Trust please contact Marie Malcom-Richards our Apprenticeship Coordinator on:

01274 383480 

marie.malcolm-richards@bthft.nhs.uk

OR

Our Apprenticeship Administrator Tracey Sutcliffe on:

01274 364633

tracey.sutcliffe@bthft.nhs.uk

Work Experience & Pre Employment

Work Experience at BTHFT

At the Education Academy we offer work experience to people ages 16+ who are living or studying in Bradford.

We offer placements in various clinical areas including; Radiography, Physiotherapy and General Medicine. Placements usually run for around 1 week.

Students who are in full time education at a Bradford School and wish to undertake a work placement with us should contact Xperience https://www.bradford.gov.uk/education-and-skills/work-placement-service/work-placement-service/ We work closely with Xperience to help school children get into work experience within the clinical area.

Contact us via email – work.experience@bthft.nhs.uk