Practice Education in Social Work Short course


This course has already been delivered and is not currently running.


Supporting students in practice settings is important, and being a practice educator helps to guarantee that social work students who graduate as registered practitioners are ready for their role.

On this Practice Education in Social Work short course, you'll get experience in supporting a social work student, and meet Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS). You'll develop the understanding, knowledge and skills that are needed to support a learner in practice environments.

You'll also reflect on your own practice, and develop your skills as a positive role model.

Course details

  • Mode of study: Direct
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Start and end dates: TBC
  • Cost £1,000

What you'll experience

On this short course, you'll cover:

  • 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


The course is delivered by practice educators via a blended learning approach, and through supervision of a student on 100-day placement.

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.

How to book

This course has already been delivered. 

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