This section reviews the policies and procedures for practice education including withdrawals, repeats, remediation, appeals, and deadlines.
The practice education course is a time for you to integrate the theory and background knowledge learned in your courses with application in a real life setting. You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout your time in the field. If your conduct is deemed unprofessional by the health authority, you may be withdrawn early from your placement by the program manager. Early withdrawal from CCLO-3410 constitutes a failure for the course.
While the requirements for the practice education course are completed in a health authority under the guidance of a primary licensing officer preceptor, you remain a JIBC student enrolled in a course (CCLO-3410). At the mid-point course evaluation, if you are determined to be at-risk by the health authority practice education coordinator, a conference call will take place between you, health authority, and JIBC program manager to discuss the determination and the reasons for it. If the program manager determines that the likelihood of successful completion of practice education is low, the program manager may withdraw you from the placement. If you are withdrawn early, remedial work is required before re-applying for practice education. As noted above, early withdrawal constitutes a failure in the course.
If you are not successful in your first attempt at the practice education course, then you will be given one opportunity to repeat the course after completing remedial work. You will be exited from the Advanced Specialty Certificate in Community Care Licensing program if you are not successful on your second attempt. If you are exited from the program you may re-apply for admission to the program after one year. If you apply for re-admission you need to clearly state what work you have done during the past year which will contribute to the likelihood of being successful in the program. In addition, you must meet the program entry requirements in effect at the time of re-admission.
If you are withdrawn early from the practice education course, or if you are unsuccessful in your first attempt, you will be required to do remedial work before you may apply for another placement. The nature and type of remedial work will be determined by the program manager in accordance with the reasons for the unsuccessful completion of the first practice education course, as documented in the mid-point or final evaluation. The program manager may consult with the health authority practice education coordinator for suggestions about what type of remedial work would be most appropriate. Remediation may include such things as: auditing a particular course(s) or module(s) within a course(s); written assignment(s) or assessment(s); field observations, and/or other activities designed to demonstrate competency in the area(s) in which you were unsuccessful in your first practice education course. Through the remedial work, you must demonstrate to the program manager that you are likely to be successful in your next attempt before approval will be granted for a second practice education placement.
If you are withdrawn early from the practice education course by the program manager, which constitutes a failure in the course, or if you are required to complete remedial work, you may appeal the program manager’s decision if you believe it was made in a procedurally unfair way. If you wish to appeal the decision you will be directed to JIBC’s Final Grade Appeal Policy and Procedure.
- You will be given a deadline within which you must complete the SPECO CCLO: Student Practice Education Core Orientation course, which includes several requirements which take several months to complete, i.e. some immunizations. Your placement will not be scheduled until your course is complete.
- Practice education placements need to be started within six months of you finishing your last online course in the CCLO program.
- You are expected to complete the CCLO program within 5 years.
- If you exceed the timeline for program completion (5 years) as outlined in the JIBC academic progression policy you will be withdrawn from the program and are required to re-apply. As long as you re-apply within 4 months after the end of your program date, and continue to audit courses, you will not lose your place on the scheduling list for the lower mainland health authorities.
- If you are hired to work as a licensing officer prior to being scheduled for your placement, you would not need to complete the practice education course and would be eligible to complete the capstone course after working the full-time equivalent of a minimum of six months on the job.
- The minimum number of days required for the practice education course is 30 business days (6 weeks) within a maximum period of 4 calendar months. Statutory holidays count towards the 30 day if they occur during your scheduled placement. If you are not able to meet all of the observation and competency requirements within 30 days (or 4 calendar months) you may request an extension of time. The request for an extension must be approved by both the health authority’s student coordinator and JIBC’s practice education coordinator. The extension request must include a plan and timeline for meeting any outstanding requirements.