Short Course / CPD
Normally completion is within two semesters. The duration is influenced by the candidate having the opportunity to work with a learner.
No Partner College
October or May
registered social workers (with a minimum of two years post qualified) who are interested in becoming a stage one practice educator for social work students,
those who support social work students in the work place and wish to achieve the status of practice supervisor (this includes professionals who are not social workers).
All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.All candidates need to ensure that they have the opportunity to support a social work learner and gain an observation of the practice by a Stage Two Practice Educator.
This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
The module supports candidates to consider all of the requirements to plan for and support a social work student who is completing a degree or master level qualification. In addition to the academic component, candidates obtain practical experience as they support a student during their professional social work programme.
The aim of the module is to engage practitioners in the principles of facilitating learning to enable them to support and assess a learner in the work place. The module will enable successful candidates to achieve the status of Practice Supervisor or Stage One Practice Educator as required by The College of Social Work (2012). The module covers topics which include (but not limited to):
• Planning and organising opportunities for a learner in the workplace
• Principles of assessment and supervision
• Self-reflection and CPD as a facilitator of learning
• Understanding diversity and individual needs of learners
The assessment is a reflective essay and an observation of the students practice supervising a social work learner.
• Critically reflect upon their role as a facilitator of workplace learning
• Critically explore learning and teaching theory
• Critically reflect on the assessment of learning in the workplace
• Demonstrate skills to support and supervise a learner in the workplace.
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On successful completion of this module students can continue their professional development studies by undertaking other modules to gain a Postgraduate Certificate. We offer further progression with Postgraduate Diploma and MA awards. For full details on the school’s CPD offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.
Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408