School of Health Sciences and Social Work

Short courses and CPD

Practice Education in Social Work

  • Course Type: Short Course

Date: A five day course taking place from September 2018 to April 2019 
Type: 2 of 2 short courses to meet the Practice educator professional standards (PEPs)
Venue: The University of Portsmouth
Hours: Short course

The significance of supporting students within the practice setting cannot be over emphasized. Being a practice educator is a very important role, in terms of guaranteeing that social work students who graduate as registered practitioners are competent for their role.

Why choose this unit?

On successful completion of this short course, delegates will have experienced supporting a social work student and meet stage 2 of the PEPs. This short course offers opportunities to develop understanding, knowledge and skills essential to support a learner in the practice environment Participants will also reflect upon their own practice, therefore, developing their skills as positive role models.

Entry requirements

This unit is offered to registered social workers who have at least one year post qualifying experience, and are registered with the HCPC. Have completed unit 1 supervision and mentoring in social work or equivalent.

Course content

This is a blended learning unit and a selection of the content includes:

  • The role of the practice educator in supervising, assessing and managing complexity in professional practice.
  • Strategies for managing students who are having difficulties
  • Facilitating, organising and enhancing learning opportunities.
  • Principles of holistic assessment and evaluation.
  • The importance of research in the development of professional practice
  • How students learn in practice.

How often will the unit run?

This short course will be offered once a year between September and April.

How can I apply?

Apply via the online store

How much will it cost?

This course fee is £1000.

Evaluation of learning

  • One practice based teaching observations and written reflection (750 words)
  • Support and assessment of one 100 day student placement. (2 reports)
  • Essay (2000 words)

Further information

If you would like any further information about this course please contact Teri Rogers, Senior Lecturer,

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