If you're a practising social worker with at least two years of experience this course will enable you to learn how to supervise, teach and assess social work students up to (and during) their last placement. The course has been designed to conform to the professional requirements and competencies for Stage 1 and 2 (combined) of the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (PEPS), (TCSW, 2012).
If you're an experienced social worker, this course is designed to further develop your knowledge and skills as a Practice Educator (PE), with opportunities to share different techniques and understanding with other PEs. We aim to:
You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, our online learning tool Weblearn, seminars and workshops. You'll also have the support of a personal tutor.
On completion, you’ll have the authority and capability to recommend, using appropriate evidence, whether your students are fit to practise once qualified, and you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education.
You'll be assessed through a range of tools and expected to maintain a regular reflective learning log of your experiences of teaching and assessing your student, in order to plan and monitor your student's progress as well as reflect on your own learning from the experience.
Assignments will include individual and group activities, case-study work, presentations, progress exercises, coursework and direct observations of your practice.
You'll also be assessed via a portfolio which evaluates the ways in which you managed the student learning and assessment process, it includes your evidence-based recommendation as to whether your student is fit to practise once qualified. Other elements include a report by a practice assessor who will assess you twice during the course, as well as a feedback report from your social work student on your performance as a teacher, assessor and supervisor.
On successful completion, you will attain 30 credits at postgraduate level (Level 7) and be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education.
The course has been designed to conform to the professional requirements and competencies for Stage 1 and 2 (combined) of the Practice Educator Professional standards for Social Work (PEPS), (TCSW, 2012).
We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.
You must be:
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You will be allocated a practice assessor who will provide verbal and written feedback on your performance when practice teaching a student. You will also be given formative feedback on your assessed university assignments prior to summative assessment. Teaching will be held at the University’s Holloway campus.
To discuss the cost of the programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, please download the Short Courses Enrolment Form 2021-22 and the Practice Educator Programme Application Form 2021-22.
Please email the completed forms along with supporting documents (see below) to email@example.com.
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