A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards.
Short Course / CPD
Normally completion is within two semesters. The duration is influenced by the candidate having the opportunity to work with a learner.
School of Social Work, Care and Community
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This module is for those who have experience of and/or responsibility for facilitating learning in the workplace. This includes (but is not exclusive to) those who are, or wish to become, stage two practice educators, practice development educators, ASYE supervisors, AMHP supervisors, practice learning coordinators, staff trainers, professional educators or similar. Applications are welcome from those who support social work learners within the workplace.
Registered social workers with stage one educator status will be eligible for stage two (Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work) on successful completion of this module. Registered social workers who do not have stage one will be eligible for status as a Practice Development Educator on successful completion of this module.
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.
It provides practitioners with theories and tools to underpin their engagement with learners in the workplace. The workshop approach enables participants to learn from each other, share experiences and develop supportive networks.
The module comprises 5 mandatory taught sessions and independent study, working with a social work learner in the workplace and an assignment including an assessed observation in your work setting. It is equivalent to 200 hours of learning (relevant to CPD and HCPC re-registration), and will earn 20 level 7 postgraduate university credits. Registered social workers with stage one educator status will be eligible for stage two (Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work). Registered social workers who support post qualifying students will be eligible for status as a Practice Development Educator.
Upon completion of this module, candidates will have an understanding of theories relevant to workplace learning, the concept of emotional intelligence, consideration of resilience for social work practice and the principles of supporting the learner through effective supervision.
Bespoke courses can be commissioned and the delivery schedule and location will be negotiated.
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You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE
Fees 2018/19: £725 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.
Should you have any further questions about the module or application process:
Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care & Community
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361