Short courses
Health & Social Care

Practice Education Stage 1

University Certificate in Professional Development:

This award prepares qualified and experienced practitioners to meet and demonstrate the requirements for Stage 1 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (May 2012).

Course information

Part-time

  • 9 months

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: September and November
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information

You will be equipped to supervise, teach and assess social work degree students up to but not including the final assessment prior to qualification (PEPS 2012).

You focus on developing an understanding of the organisation of opportunities for the demonstration of capabilities in practice; enabling learning and professional development in practice and the management of the assessment of learners in practice.

How you learn

Teaching methods are based on adult-learning principles and use your work-based learning. Methods are interactive and participatory with some direct teaching input. These include lecture, workshops, tutorials, directed and independent study and use of the VLE.

How you are assessed

You are required to have a pre-registered social work student on placement during this programme of study and the material for the assessed work is based on this experience. The overall assessment of the module is via a portfolio containing documents developed during the placement, with a reflective rationale for their use and an evaluation of the role of the Practice Educator. Additionally, you are observed in your practice while supervising a learner on one occasion.

Career opportunities

Progression to Practice Education Stage 2

Entry requirements

  • registered Social Worker
  • two years' relevant work experience before taking full responsibility for assessing a social work placement, qualified for two years (PEPS 2012)
  • a learner on placement
  • a work-based Mentor, qualified to Stage 2 PEPS, to undertake the direct observation of practice.

Course information

Part-time

  • 9 months

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: September and November
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information