Become a Unified Learning Environment

Become an accredited and audited unified learning environment to help build the wider primary care workforce. Allow students to build their competencies in a real-life, primary care environment.

A Unified Learning Environment (ULE) is an audited primary care service such as a GP practice, Primary Care Network or Federation.

A ULE provides a setting of realism where learners can apply their skills and knowledge to achieve their competencies.

It is our ambition that all primary care services become ULEs, and that all learners get to experience working within primary care. Upon qualification, and dependent on their placement experience, we believe learners will then choose primary care as their preferred employer.

This will ensure a sustainable workforce that is fit for the future.

Your organisation must be one of the following:

  • GP practice
  • PCN
  • GP federation

To become an accredited ULE, you will need to complete an educational audit. Sent to North West HEIs for approval.

A requirement will be to take students on placement and develop them according to a tailored plan set out by the university and Clinical Educator.

  • No direct fee.
  • Student tariffs – Nurse: £130.96 (week) Paramedic: £130.96 (week) PA: £555 (week 
  • Helping build the Primary Care workforce through immersion, experience and knowledge.

The process of becoming a Unified Learning Environment begins by making contact with us.

When we receive your expression of interest, we will link you in with the appropriate team member from one of our four locality training hubs to discuss the opportunity further.

Our Locality Training Hubs

  • Bury, HMR and Oldham Locality Training Hub
  • Bolton and Wigan Locality Training Hub
  • Manchester, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop Locality Training Hub
  • Salford and Trafford Locality Training Hub

We will support you with completion of the North West Educational Audit, that we pre-populate to speed up the process. On your behalf, we will send the completed audit to one of our associated North West HEIs for approval.

Once the audit is approved, we will visit your learning environment for final sign-off as well as completion of our Educational Agreement.

If you are ready to apply then please complete the registration form and email it to the PEF lead for your locality at [email protected]

If you have any questions please send us an email at [email protected], alternatively, we are happy to arrange a meeting to discuss any questions or queries you may have to support you on the next step of your journey.