This module explores traditional and more contemporary learning theory relevant to learning in the workplace which can be drawn upon to support learners in the workplace to develop social work knowledge, skills and values, and also to support the development of resilience and emotional competence.
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.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Mixed Mode
COURSE LENGTH: Normally completion is within two semesters. The duration is influenced by the candidate having the opportunity to work with a learner.
SCHOOL: School of Social Work, Care and Community
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: To be confirmed. To be notified please email email@example.com
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.
The content considers traditional and contemporary 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.
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.
20 Credit Module at Level 7
The assessment is a reflective essay and an observation of the students practice supervising a social work learner.
Bespoke courses can be commissioned and the delivery schedule and location will be negotiated.
Dr Clare Stone, Module Leader
Dr Clare Stone is a registered social worker who worked within statutory services before moving into academia at the University of Central Lancashire. Clare’s doctoral thesis considers competence for social work practice, she is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Assessor for Continued Professional Development with the Health and Care Professions Council. Clare’s main interests relate to learning and teaching, practice education and supporting the development of competence for social work practice.
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
This module is aligned to the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work.
Feedback from previous students:
‘Thank you Clare, I have really enjoyed being part of the two courses you’ve taught and I hope that our paths will indeed cross again in the future!’
‘Just to add to everyone else's comments – congratulations to you all. It was great meeting you and learning from each other.’
‘Well done everybody! Can I just say that I have really enjoyed this module and meeting you all. I hope we can keep in touch and swap our ideas and (funny) stories again.’
‘Thanks Clare for all your hard work - I feel like I have learned so much and I can't wait for the next module I do!’
Under the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s Centre for CPD portfolio, this module can be completed as standalone or towards one of the following courses:
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development and Practice
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Child Care Practice
Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice with Adults
Masters in Professional Development and Practice
For full details of the Centre for CPD's offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd
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
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can apply through the University Online application process. You are advised to contact the School’s Centre for CPD for specific guidance to support this and ensure that your application is directed appropriately on receipt.
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