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Practice Education: Stage 1 module

Module code SWK4011
Level 7
Credits 30
Fees £840 (A limited number of fee-waivered places available if a MDX student taken on a 100-day placement)
Start date September 2020
February 2021


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, supervision models and the practical aspects of being a practice educator, e.g. conducting observations.

Module content includes:

  • The induction, mentoring and formal supervision of pre-qualifying social work students
  • Enabling other in particular areas of specialist social work practice
  • Pre-qualifying social work practice requirements and the related knowledge an values within the workplace in relation to PCF, PEPS and KSS
  • Working with students who have learning needs

Teaching dates

September cohort:

  • Friday 11 September 2020
  • Friday 18 September 2020
  • Friday 16 October 2020
  • Friday 30 October 2020
  • Friday 20 November 2020
  • Friday 4 December 2020

Teaching will be predominately if not fully, delivered online, subject to COVID-19 restrictions.

February cohort:

  • Friday 19 March 2021
  • Friday 26 March 2021
  • Friday 30 April 2021
  • Friday 21 May 2021
  • Friday 11 June 2021
  • Friday 25 June 2021

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 worker (conducting observations or acting as a practice supervisor for example) and/or have experience of working with a social worker in their ASYE.

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