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.

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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

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

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

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

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.

Work Experience & Pre Employment

Work Experience at BTHFT

Work placements are open to all that live or study in the Bradford District and are aged 16 and over. We offer a range of placements from Radiology to Cardiology. Most placements last approximately a week.

Students who are in full time education at a Bradford School and wish to undertake a work placement with us should contact Xperience on 01274 439600. We work closely with Xperience to help students get into work experience within clinical areas.

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Contact us via phone – 01274 383486


Summer School

Aimed at those who wish to study medicine. Students will need to be in year 11 and have predicted grades of at least AAA.  The maximum group number is around 12 students. This is a free course made up of theory and some work experience lasting a full week.

Introduction to Medicine

This course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in medicine. Based around theory and practical sessions. It is aimed that at those that are at least in year 11 at school. The cost of the course is £65.

Interview Techniques Course

Focused on those who have applied to study medicine and need to prepare for the all-important medical interview.  Students are put through mock interviews in front of a panel of physicians and given feedback. They are also given invaluable advice regarding their chosen career .The cost of the course is £65.

For more information on all of the above please contact:

01274 383486