The module is designed to provide a foundation in the role of Practice Educator including facilitating and assessing work-based learning through mentoring, supervision provision, training and other methods crucial to the learning and development of social work students.
The PE module is for social work practitioners looking to supervise and assess social work students during their first (70 day) placement within a social care related organisation. Registered social workers will undertake the responsibilities of a Stage One Practice Educator in accordance with the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) as previously developed by the College of Social Work (TCSW).
The module is linked to statements within the Professional Capabilities Framework (2013), the HCPC Statements of Proficiency, the Values and Ethics for Social Workers (2013) and Practice Educator Professional Standards (2013) – covering Domains A - D.
At the end of the module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the policies and standards of the relevant professional and regulatory bodies in relation to practice education and through application to a specific context, critically evaluate the implementation of these policies and standards.
- Critically explore, drawing upon evidence, the roles and responsibilities of a practice educator.
- Utilising reflective analysis, demonstrate advanced understanding and application of the knowledge, skills, values and behaviours required to facilitate the learning of others.
- Draw upon evidence to analyse and evaluate the impact and value of practice education to the care of service users, service delivery and professional development
Accreditation and professional recognition
On successful completion of the course students will be certified to practice as a Practice Educator in the learning, development and assessment of Level 5 Social Work Students.