Placement information

S A Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Inverness College

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Dear Inverness College,

Following a recent FOI request to UHI, I have identified that you have students that carry out placements as part of their courses in the Applied Life Studies subject network on one or more of the following courses:

1. BSc (Hons.) Integrative Healthcare
2. BSc Oral Health Science
3. Diploma Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy
4. HNC Childhood Practice
5. HNC Social Services
6. HNC Care and Administrative Practice

The UHI Student Placement Policy & Guidance document states:

"4.3 APs are required to keep a record of all placement activities. This should include the following:
1. The subject network/programme associated with the placement activity;
2. A list of the names and student numbers of students undertaking placement activity;
3. The nature of the placement i.e. duration, location, type of activity, assessed or not assessed;
4. Contact details of placement providers; and
5. Copies of formal documentation, at a minimum this must include a copy of risk assessment documentation and signed tri-partite learning agreement, but may also (dependent on circumstances) include, statements of reasonable adjustments, letters of expectation, copies of insurance documentation and students consent to disability disclosure."

Please could you provide me with the information listed above for the courses noted at your AP. I do not wish to see personal information pertaining to disability and please redact the students' names/numbers.

I do not require contact details for the placements, just their name and location, type of business/organisation, type of placement activity taking place, assessed or not assessed.

Please also provide the name of the course that the placement forms part of, the duration of the placement and the role of the person responsible for the student at the placement location.

Please could you let me know if there is a named individual/s specifically responsible for placement students within your AP and if not who would normally be responsible for placement students on the individual courses/their role.

Yours faithfully,

S A Smith

IC FOI, Inverness College

Dear S A Smith

I refer to your request for information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 dated 3/6/20 and received on 4/6/20.

A response will be provided to your request as soon as possible or no later than 20 working days from today.

Yours sincerely,

Suzanne Stewart
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel: 01462 273000
E: [email address]

I am working remotely to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus within our community. This arrangement will continue until further notice. Visit www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/coronavirus for all Inverness College updates.

1 Inverness Campus
Inverness
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IC FOI, Inverness College

Dear S A Smith

Further to your request for the information noted below, can you please clarify if your interest in strictly in relation to students enrolled at Inverness College UHI and if the information requested relates only to the current academic year?

Kind regards,

Suzanne
Suzanne Stewart
Freedom of Information Officer
Tel: 01462 273000
E: [email address]

I am working remotely to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus within our community. This arrangement will continue until further notice. Visit www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/coronavirus for all Inverness College updates.

1 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA

www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk
    

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Dear Suzanne,

Thank you for your email.

I do not require any information about students registered at other APs (I have requested information from all the individual APs that run these courses). The courses are UHI courses, but I only need information about Inverness students from you.

Please could you give me the information for the current academic year and the previous 5 academic years?
Thanks you for your help in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

S A Smith

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Suzanne

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Dear Inverness College,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Inverness College's handling of my FOI request 'Placement information'.

I requested the information for the last 5 years. I would have expected that this information would have been separated by academic year. It is not clear whether you have only provided me with one academic year or put all the information in together. Please can I have the information separated into academic years?

In order to reduce the amount of work required, I will limit this request to the Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. I require the information in Counselling Placements.pdf separated by academic year, or if this is concerning the current year only, I require the information for the previous years too.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Yours faithfully,

S A Smith

IC FOI, Inverness College

Dear SA Smith,

Thank you for your email of yesterday.

Firstly, I apologise for not making it clear in the response that I sent to your original request.

The placement information for the Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy and the HNC in Childhood Practice was provided for the current academic year only (2019/20). Due to staff turnover, placement records from previous years are no longer available.

Kind regards,

Suzanne Stewart

Suzanne Stewart
Freedom of Information Officer
E: [Inverness College request email]

I am working remotely to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus within our community. This arrangement will continue until further notice. Visit www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk/coronavirus for all Inverness College updates.

1 Inverness Campus
Inverness
IV2 5NA

www.inverness.uhi.ac.uk
    

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