Information for placement areas

As a placement partner, you can access the ARC PEP tool for information about your student placement allocations.

Help and support

Details on how to access PEP and view allocations are below.  More instruction manuals will be added over the next year.   

If you have any questions about using PEP please email

Requesting access to PEP 

To log in to PEP you will need a username, this is emailed to you when you are identified as a PEP contact.

If you need access to PEP please complete and return the Placement Area Form: PEP New Users/Change of Contact (PDF).  

Electronic Timesheet System on POW (new)

From September 2022 all students on the following courses must use the electronic timesheet on POW to record their placement hours, which then need to be authorised by a placement signatory. Written instructions are available below and an instructional video will be available soon.

  • BSc Nursing (all fields of practice)
  • FdSc Nursing Associate
  • Nursing Associate Apprenticeship

Students on BSc and MSc Midwifery programmes will start using the new system in spring/summer 2023.

 Download instructions on how to use the timesheet management system.

How to approve or reject a timesheet on TMS (Video)


Report a student absence

If a student is absent from placement please contact our Placement Support Team – Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health


ARC Audit Tool

The Learning Environment Profiles completed for each nursing and nursing associate placement area has now been replaced by the new ARC Audit Tool.  All future audits will now take place via the audit tool and full instructions are included on this web page.  Midwifery will follow in early 2022.  Editing access to the audit tool is by specific permissions only.  The audit tool can be accessed here:  

ARC Audit Tool. Viewing and Completing a Placement Audit (Nursing, Nursing Associate, and Midwifery programmes)

How to View a Placement Audit on ARC Audit Tool (Video)

Completing a Placement Audit on ARC Audit Tool (Video)

How to Mark an Action Plan as Complete on ARC PEP (Video)

Report a Concern

Placement staff or students with any concerns about a student’s welfare, standards of care or factors affecting learning during placement, can escalate concerns using our report a concern portal. If you are raising a concern, please be assured that we are committed to addressing all concerns in a respectful and professional manner. Commendations, compliments, and areas of good practice can also be reported via the tool. We welcome all positive feedback for our students that supports their professional development and standards of professional care.