Methods of calculating costs will vary from agency to agency but the main costs employers need to take into account are:
Each year the Programme receives money from the Scottish Social Services Council which is distributed to agencies providing practice learning opportunities. Payment will be made by the University on confirmation that the PLO has been completed. In 2021 the rates are £18 per day for statutory agencies and £28 per day for voluntary and independent agencies. Evidence of charitable or company status has to be provided in order for payments to be made at the higher rate.
Please note that funding does not apply to the preparation for practice days at Stage Two.