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Allied Health Professions

The Practice Education Family

NES works in partnership with colleagues from practice and education providers to create networks that support AHPs across Scotland. Within the networks there are a number of roles, each with something different to contribute.

Programme Lead for AHP Practice Education

The Programme Lead for AHP Practice Education is Susan Shandley and she is responsible for providing the overall strategic leadership for national practice education initiatives.

AHP Practice Education Co-ordinators (PECs)

Pete Glover, Amanda Bennett and Jill French are the three practice education
coordinators working across Scotland, based in NES regional offices in Glasgow
and Edinburgh. They provide professional leadership, coordination and support
for the development and enhancement of practice-based education, working with
strategic Leads for Education in NHS Boards, Further Education Colleges and

AHP Practice Education Leads (PELs)

Practice Education Leads are there to support AHPs within the health boards to provide high quality practice education experiences to all learners. They work with a wide range of AHPs from health care support workers to senior AHP leads and will help them to develop and access a range of work-based learning opportunities. They also link closely with University Tutors to support Practice Educator Training and to maintain high quality Practice Placement experiences for AHP students. Find your local PEL here.

AHP Practice Educators

Practice Educators have a role in facilitating teaching and learning. To become a Practice Educator, AHPs need to undertake a recognised practice educator training course provided by Universities in Scotland. Some Practice Educators can become 'accredited' by their professional body and some undertake more extensive postgraduate practice education or teaching qualifications.