This will depend on the students experience/competence and level of risk, it will ultimately sit with the Practice Educator making this decision with the student.
The student can claim back some of their mileage via Student Awards Agency Scotland (SASS). For self-funded placements e.g. Masters this is not possible. If we state on the placement offer that the student needs a car then the tutors can write a supporting letter to help support mileage claims being paid.
Students need business insurance if they drive on placement. Practice Educators should check that the student has insurance before letting them drive.
There is a minimum standards test for reading and writing for international students set by the University and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). If you have a concern that your student is not at a comprehension level adequate to meet placement objectives please contact the University immediately.