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Physiotherapy Practice Educator Resources


Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

It is the CSP’s expectation that placement delivery is a vital component of pre-registration education and that all CSP members have a responsibility to engage in practice-based learning (regardless of grade, role or practice setting).

University of Southampton

BSc (Hons) and MSc courses

Programme Lead: Ruth Turk

Placement Lead: Jo Kileff

Placement/Practice Educator Training: Louise Bone:

Practice Placements Office: 02382126519 

Practice Educator Website:

This includes a schedule of all practice educator training sessions together with details of the curriculum, assessment documents, learning styles and other useful information for supporting UoS students on placement.

(If the above link doesn’t work, please follow these steps. Use this link Blackboard Learn ( then select the NHS, Visitors and Guests tab and then the Enter Blackboard as a guest tab. Once you have gained access look for the Practice Learning tab under the My Courses heading).

Book your Practice Educator CPD Novice or update training:

A training programme is now being offered to band3&4 Physiotherapy Assistants for those who want to be more involved in supporting students while on placement. Please contact Louise Bone directly for more information and upcoming sessions. 

University of Winchester

BSc (Hons) course

Programme Lead: Katie Castle and Sarah Ewles or

Placements Coordinator: Sarah Harris

Head of Practice Learning: Sophie Gay

Placements Administrator: Tessa Valentine

Email Sarah Harris to enquire about and book Practice Educator training

University of Portsmouth

MSc programme

Programme Lead: Dr Tim Exell

Placements Team: 023 9284 4409

UoP: Code of Practice for work-based and placement learning

Practice Educator Resources (

University of East London

BSc Apprentice Programme

Programme Lead: Barbara Catwell   
0208 223 4545    07752 700767

Apprenticeships Team:

Locality Placement Contact

Students will be allocated a locality contact from their university for the duration of the placement. Please ensure you ask your student these details on their first day if you haven’t already had contact from them. Any concerns during the placement should be directed to this contact.

Common Placement Assessment Form

The CPAF which was created in conjunction with the CSP is now widely in use. The local universities are working together to provide regular sessions about its use. Please do contact the universities directly if you would like to attend an upcoming session.

This document provides guidance on its use: 001870_CPAF_Practice_Team_Guidance_v2.pdf

Blank CPAF documents:

Editable PDF versions can be found on the CSP website Common Placement Assessment Form (CPAF) | The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy ( or the below links will take you to a word document version.

CPAF Level 4

CPAF Level 5

CPAF Level 6

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