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Practice Education: Stage 1 module

Module code SWK4011
Level 7
Credits 30
Fees £840 (may be reduced if student is on placement)
Start date September 2019
February 2020


This module allows registered social workers with at least 2 years post-qualifying experience to gain a greater understanding of some of the main areas involved in supervising, teaching, mentoring, coaching and assessing social work students. Successful completion of this module allows learners to progress onto the Practice Education Stage 2 module.

Course content

You will develop a greater understanding, through theory and practice of adult learning, learning organisations and continuous professional development.

This includes:

  • Understanding the meaning and scope of practice education within a national and professional context and the role of the practice educator, practice assessor and the pre-qualifying social work student within that context. This is also in reference to the PCF and PEPS
  • The induction, mentoring and formal supervision of pre-qualifying social work students
  • Enabling others in particular areas of specialist social work practice
  • Pre-qualifying social work practice requirements and the related knowledge and values within the workplace in relation to PCF, PEPS and KSS

Teaching dates

September cohort:

  • Friday 13 September 2019
  • Friday 20 September 2019
  • Friday 18 October 2019
  • Friday 1 November 2019
  • Friday 22 November 2019
  • Friday 6 December 2019

February cohort:

  • Thursday 27 February 2020
  • Friday 6 March 2020
  • Friday 13 March 2020
  • Monday 20 April 2020
  • Friday 22 May 2020
  • Friday 26 June 2020

How to apply

Please email our CPD Social Work Administration team to express an interest in this module.

To be eligible to apply, you must have some prior experience of either working with a student social works (conducting observations or acting as a practice supervisor for example) and/or have experience of working with a social worker in their ASYE.

Closing dates

  • September cohort applications - Monday 9 September 2019
  • March cohort applications - Saturday 1 February 2020

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