Field Placement Update during COVID-19

UPDATED:  JUNE 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to have some impact on student placements, many in person placement opportunities are now available at various agencies.  The majority of agencies have implemented COVID-19 protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination mandates and social distancing policies, in order to continue offering services within our communities.

In addition, various services through which students normally obtain pre-placement documents may still be experiencing some longer than normal wait times.

With these restrictions in mind, it is important that students obtain their pre-placement paperwork well in advance of the deadline date posted. 

NOTE:

  • Students can request activation (and begin uploading their documents) SIX (6) weeks prior to the deadline date, and are encouraged to do so as early as possible to avoid missing the paperwork deadline.
  • Students may wish to defer their placement due to challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please contact PPL's Student Advisor, Kelly McPhate, to discuss your specific course options should you choose to defer your placement to an upcoming term.
  • Students wishing to do a remote or blended placement are required to ensure a suitable workspace at home is available with access to a computer, Internet and a quiet, interruption-free environment.  In addition, the agency may stipulate further requirements based on the type of work being completed in a student’s home.
  • Students must also follow the COVID-19 Vaccination mandate for their agency, if applicable, in order to attend the agency site in person.

For activation instructions and other placement details, please visit the PPL Field Placement Webpage.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE
As of Fall 2022, formats available for many placements have changed.  Please choose your program from the list below to view available options:

 

Click Program Title to View Field Placement Options:

  • In Person, Remote and Blended format options are available.  These options will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates.
  • Students are required to research and secure their own placements in this program.
  • Remote placements can be secured at agencies anywhere in Canada, providing the agency is willing to support this option and can meet the learning objectives and supervision requirements for the placement.
  • In Person, Remote and Blended format options are available.  These options will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates.
  • Students are required to research and secure their own placements in this program.
  • Remote placements can be secured at agencies anywhere in Canada, providing the agency is willing to support this option and can meet the learning objectives and supervision requirements for the placement.

Option 1: 

  • In Person, Remote and Blended format options are available.  These options will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates.
  • Students are required to research and secure their own placements in this program.
  • Remote placements can be secured at agencies anywhere in Canada, providing the agency is willing to support this option and can meet the learning objectives and supervision requirements for the placement.

Option 2: HR Capstone Project - HCAP 6250  is an alternative to the field placement course.  Students may register and pay for this class online. 

 

These courses are THEORY only courses and do not require activation or paperwork.  Students can register online for these courses.

  • This course should be taken alongside ECE Field Placement Level 1 & ECE Field Placement Preparation 2.
  • Observations will be completed IN PERSON in a daycare setting.
  • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
  • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement/observation documentation has been submitted/approved. 

Students interested in completing these placements must follow the "7 Steps Toward Placement" instructions on the PPL Field Placement Page and meet the posted deadlines for activation and/or paperwork submission.

Please note: 

  • As per the College of ECE’s Policy Statement regarding Practicum, we will return to full in-person placements and will no longer offer the online placement alternative courses as of the FALL 2022 Semester.
  • This placement must be completed IN PERSON in a childcare setting.
  • This option will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
  • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
  • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 

    ECRC PLACEMENT 1:

    The first placement is hosted by Seneca College.

    • This placement must be completed IN PERSON, supervised by a Certified Early Childhood Education Resource Consultant.
    • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
    • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
    • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
    • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 

      ECRC PLACEMENT 2:

      The second placement is hosted by Conestoga College.

      • This placement must be completed IN PERSON, supervised by a Certified Early Childhood Education Resource Consultant.
      • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
      • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
      • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
      • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 

        If students wish to defer their placement(s), please contact the PPL Student Advisor, Kelly McPhate to discuss your course options.

        These placements are hosted by Mohawk College.

        • This placement must be completed IN PERSON, supervised by a Certified Educational Support/Assistant or OCT Certified Teacher.
        • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
        • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
        • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
        • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 

           

            MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

            In-Person, Remote or Blended

            • Remote or Blended options may be available with community agency partners (ie: LTC, Correctional Services, Community Mental Health agencies, hospices etc.)
            • Hospital placements are in person placements only.

            Mental Health Nursing Capstone

            • This online course will include a series of applied learning activities/assignments to help consolidate learning across the program. No agency hours will be required, therefore, no paperwork to submit.
            • Students interested in the Capstone course may register and pay online via our website.

            PLAR

            • A PLAR challenge may be an option for students with current industry relevant experience – please contact plar@durhamcollege.ca for details and eligibility requirements and to register for the PLAR challenge.

            PERINATAL/OBSTETRICS NURSING PRACTICUM

            In Person

            • Onsite (in-hospital) practicums may be available with hospitals willing and able to accommodate students at this time.
            • Remote or Blended placements are not available for this program's practicum.

            PLAR

            • The PLAR challenge may be an option for students with current industry relevant experience – please contact plar@durhamcollege.ca for details and eligibility requirements.

            NOTE:

            • In-hospital placements must be secured by the PPL Placement Officer. Unfortunately, PPL is currently experiencing extensive wait times for in-hospital opportunities to become available.
            • Students who have had placement requests deferred from previous terms will have requests prioritized, should in-hospital placements become available. 
            • New requests will placed in order of receipt, however, those requests could be deferred to future semesters based on placement availability.
            • For mental health nursing placements, opportunities with community agencies may be possible should students wish to identify and secure a placement themselves. Placement opportunities secured by students, must be with a community agency (e.g.: long-term care homes, correctional services, community mental health agencies, hospices, etc).
            • Students are not permitted to contact hospitals to arrange their own placement opportunities.  These MUST be arranged by the PPL Placement Officer.

            These placements are hosted by Mohawk College.

            • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
            • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 
            • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
            • Students must be supervised by someone with the educational qualifications of a librarian, library technician or teacher-librarian.

            In Person Option:

            • Students complete their placement IN PERSON for a library or information service.
            • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.

              Remote Option:

              • Students complete their placement remotely from home for a library or information service.
              • Remote placements can be secured at agencies anywhere in Canada, providing the agency is willing to support this option and can meet the learning objectives and supervision requirements for each placement.
              • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.

                  Alternative (online) Option:

                  • Alternative (online) option is also available for students unable to arrange a remote or in person field placement.
                  • No paperwork is required for this option.
                  • Students must request activation according to the term’s deadline dates.
                  • Students must indicate that they are choosing ALTERNATIVE option.  (Students will not be permitted to switch to a different format once the paperwork deadline has passed.)

                  This placement is hosted by Centennial College.

                  • This placement must be completed IN PERSON.
                  • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
                  • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
                  • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
                  • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 
                    • Students can choose the following placement formats: IN PERSON, REMOTE, or BLENDED.  (Students must be supervised at all times by an appropriately credentialed agency supervisor).
                    • Remote placements can be secured at agencies anywhere in Canada, providing the agency is willing to support this option and can meet the learning objectives and supervision requirements for each placement.
                    • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
                    • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
                    • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
                    • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved. 
                          • Students can choose the following placement formats: IN PERSON, REMOTE, or BLENDED.
                          • Remote placements can be secured at agencies anywhere in Canada, providing the agency is willing to support this option and can meet the learning objectives and supervision requirements for each placement.
                          • Students are required to research and secure their own placements.
                          • This placement will require pre-placement documentation to be submitted according to the term's deadline dates on the PPL Field Placement Page.
                          • Students must have completed the required prerequisite courses in order to be approved to register for this course.
                          • Students will be provided with permission to register, via email, once a prerequisite audit (including GPA) has been completed and all pre-placement documentation has been submitted/approved.