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Practice Education: Stage 1 module

Module code SWK4011
Level 7
Credits 30
Fees £840
Start dateSeptember 2022
April 2023


This module allows candidates 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 to the Practice Education Stage 2 module.

Entry requirements

Qualified Social Worker with at least 1 year post-qualifying experience

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, for example, conducting observations.

Module content includes:

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

Teaching dates

September cohort:

  • Friday 9th September 2022
  • Friday 16th September 2022
  • Friday 14th October 2022
  • Wednesday 28th October 2022
  • Friday 25th November 2022

April cohort:

  • Friday 7th April 2023
  • Friday 14th April 2023
  • Friday 12th May 2023
  • Friday 2nd June 2023
  • Friday 23rd June 2023

KSS: C&F (1,6,7,8,9,10,11), Adults (2-10)

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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