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Short Course

Advanced Facilitation of Learning in the Workplace

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.


Course overview

  • 20 Credit Module at Level 7

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.

Level: Short Course, CPD
Module code: SW4706
Delivery: Mixed Mode
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Two semesters
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Entry requirements

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 observation of the practice by a Stage Two Practice Educator.


This course is based in the School of Social Work, Care and Community located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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