The Social Work Practice Educator (Stages 1 and 2) [Cert CPD]


Get the skills you need to enable social workers who wish to work as practice educators, to develop, evaluate and critically reflect upon their ability to enable the learning and justify their assessment of others in social work practice environments.

This is ongoing supervision which lies outside of contact hours. Line management supervision over 4 months (The L M may be the Practice Assessor) will support this process, but this is not counted as contact time with the university.

Delivery method

The module is delivered via a combination of taught days and on-line materials including lectures, interviews and other customised exercises, video/ audio and e-book/ journal content. Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities include direct observation with feedback. Directed Independent Study will be non-contact study and working directly with social work students.

Candidates will access on-line learning materials which they can organise within their own time or in negotiation with their employer. Further supervision and discussion takes place with a Practice Assessor (who undertakes the direct observation) who may also be their line manger.

Academic credits
Delivery method
Blended learning
Stoke-on-Trent campus
School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

A Social Work qualification and registration with Social Work England, and a minimum of 2 years post-qualifying experience. Students must be in a role that enables them to support a social work student through their complete placement.



How to apply

An application link will be sent out to applicants once details are provided by your employer.

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