Step up to a higher level of professional practice by becoming an effective social-work educator. Explore the theories of learning, teaching, assessment and supervision, and apply them to your daily practice in the workplace. Become an accredited Stage-2 practice educator, able to assess both student and qualified social workers.
This course will provide the evidence-based knowledge and skills you need to supervise and assess others within the workplace, including student social workers. It will enable you to become an effective practice educator in your professional setting.
During your studies, you’ll explore the process of learning and the theories around teaching, supervising and assessing others. You’ll also reflect on your own experiences in order to integrate the theory you learn with your practice in the workplace.
As part of the course, you’ll supervise, teach and assess a qualifying student social worker within their practice placement. You’ll also take responsibility for an additional teaching, learning and assessment task with a second learner or supervisee. The second learner/supervisee could be a social worker undertaking their assessed and supported year in employment; a student social worker on a short placement; or a student social worker placed elsewhere.
This course meets the requirements of the national Practice Educator Professional Standards (Stage 2) for social work, and is endorsed by the College of Social Work.
Once you’re accredited as a Stage-2 practice educator, you can assess student social workers doing either Stage 1 or Stage 2 placements (on 70- and 100-days placements, respectively). Stage 1 practice educators are only able to assess Stage 1 students, on non-statutory 70-day placements.
How you’ll learn
This course offers an interactive learning experience, so you’ll be expected to take part in learning activities within small groups. You’ll also provide peer support and feedback as part of the assessment process.
You’ll need to provide a portfolio of evidence relating to the 4 domains of practice education. You’ll complete 2 reflective assignment tasks of 1,500 and 2,000 words; submit practice evidence (equivalent to 1,500 words, to include feedback from supervisees, students, and other professionals); and provide 2 observations of your teaching/supervision of a student social worker.
A discounted rate of £950 is available to applicants from certain partner organisations who support student social workers in practice. Please speak to your Manager or Education Lead before applying to find out more.
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The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
For more information about fees, please enquire with our CPD Admissions Team. Call 01245 686868 or email email@example.com.
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