We offer a range of placements in the health, social care and childcare sectors in the Porto area, in the north of Portugal.

  • “Throughout placement we were provided with a variety of tasks which was vital to our practice, including working alongside children with special educational needs e.g. a boy with Down’s syndrome. It was essential for us to help support his balance, co-ordination, and provide challenges. This was vital for his learning and development.”  

    Chantelle, Porto


Some of our placements include:

  • Assisting in activities for older people
  • Assisting in childcare and children’s activities
  • Supporting children or older people with specific needs

Skill sets

As each placement is unique our students might gain experience in a range of different areas, such as:

  • Using a range of strategies to overcome communication barriers when providing care
  • Providing appropriate care and supporting a team of health and care professionals
  • Identifying individual needs and ensuring that care is person-centred

Student Testimonials

  • “I had the chance to observe how the nurses administer medication to the residents. This improved my knowledge of how nurses work with different people, and how they ensure that residents feel better. I also had the chance to observe how care and treatment is provided in a different country. Working with elderly people will be my focus and this placement has served as a pathway to my future career.”

    Helina Health & Social Care student, Porto
  • “The skills I learned there will help me with my future. I gained experience in how to interact with people even when we don’t speak the same language. As a paramedic you never know the people you are going to meet at an accident, if the people are able to speak the same language or not you will still have to deal with the situation.”

    Sandra, Porto

Explore all our vocational areas

Our work experience placements across Europe are carefully designed to teach your
students valuable skills in their chosen areas of study. We work closely with our network of international partners to ensure that each and every placement is well structured, and that individuals are given all the support they need.