Quality Assurance for Work Placement

This page provides staff with a reference point for the policies relating to Quality Assurance policies and procedures for Queen's students undertaking work placements.   The Work Placement Guidelines have been produced by the Careers, Employability & Skills Placement Learning Team.  All other  guidance and information has been drawn up by the Expert Placement Learning Group at Queen's.

Queen's University Belfast: Work Placement Guidelines and other documentation

Work placement guidelines

Insurance Student Work Placements
Guidance on Student Placement (Health and Safety) Health and Safety guidance notes for students going on placement
Student placement: Health and safety agreement Student Induction Checklist
Pre Placement details form Work or study placements outside the UK
Work or study placements within the UK Expert Placement Learning Group at Queen's


The above policies have been produced by the Queen's Expert Placement Learning Group and are drafted in accordance with the QAA Quality Code for Higher Education (Chapter B3).

UK Quality code for Higher Education: Chapter B3 Learning and Teaching

This publication is a new Chapter of the Quality Code. It incorporates and supersedes the Code of practice for the assurance of academic quality and standards in higher education (Code of practice), Section 2: Collaborative provision and flexible and distributed Chapter B3: Learning and teaching learning (including e-learning) (2010), Part B: Aspects specific to flexible and distributed learning, and the Code of practice, Section 9: Work-based and placement learning (2007).

It also incorporates and supersedes those parts of the Code of practice, Section 3: Disabled students (2010) relating to learning and teaching. The evaluation of the Academic Infrastructure and consultation on subsequent changes which resulted in the development of the Quality Code identified the need for the introduction of a Chapter on learning and teaching covering all modes of study.4 This draft was subject to public consultation between May and July 2012. The final version of the Chapter was published in September 2012 and will be used as areference point in reviews coordinated by QAA from August 2013.

Other documents which may be of interest:

AHECS Work Placement  A Best Practice Guide for Students 

AHECS Work Placement  A Best Practice Guide for Employers

AHECS Work Placement - Advocacy 

ASET the Work Based and Placement Learning Association

QUB Social Media Guide for Students