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Short course Practice Educator PQSW

Course overview

Start date

September 2020

Subject area

Social Work and Community

Attendance

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

Practice Education Stage 1 & 2 and Practice Education Stage 2 are part of the post qualifying Social Work provision at UEL. Our courses are for qualified social workers who want to supervise students qualifying for their BA (Hons) Social Work or MA Social Work courses during their placements.

We run these courses in partnership with Local Authorities. It is a regulatory body requirement that our practice educators are qualified to an appropriate level in line with The Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPs). 

To apply for the courses you must have a social work qualification and be registered with the HCPC. You must have at least two years post qualifying experience and have approval from your agency to host a UEL student on placement for either 70 or 100 days. In exchange for placements, fees for practice education courses are adjusted.

These courses are linked to your professional requirement as a social worker to provide evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of your continued registration with the social work regulator, the Health and Care Professions Council. They are also mapped to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) for Social Work.

Practice Educator Courses are offered via two routes:

1. Practice Education can be taken via the short course route. For September 2019, the short course route is available for Practice Educator Stage 2 only. To apply for Practice Educator Stage 2 you will need to have successfully completed Practice Educator Stage 1 either at UEL or another university.

2. We now also offer combined Practice Education Stage 1 & 2 as a single 60 credit module in the MA Post Qualifying Professional Practice programme. Through this route, you can gain a specialist PG Certificate in Practice Education.

To apply for the PG Certificate in Practice Education, apply via the MA in Post Qualifying Professional Practice Programme webpage, and specify that you are applying for the PG Certificate in Practice Education award.

In your personal statement, please include your reasons for wanting to undertake professional development in this specialist area. Please provide details of how you can offer learning opportunities for a qualifying social work student, and how you can take on the role of supervising and assessing a student in line with national Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPs).

For further information on the new combined Practice Education 1 & 2 course, please contact the module leader, Ann Davies at A.A.Davies@uel.ac.uk 

2019/20 Dates

The course is a 10 day taught course, including 9 full days of classroom teaching and 1 day of online learning. All classroom teaching will take place at the Stratford campus from 10am – 4pm. 

1. Friday 6th September 2019
2. Wednesday 11th September 2019
3. Thursday 12th September 2019
4. Friday 18th October 2019
5. Tuesday 19th November 2019
6. December (flexible online learning)
7. Friday 10th January 2020 
8. Thursday 27th February 2020
9. Thursday 26th March 2020
10. Wednesday 29th April 2020


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk

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Days of teaching

The course is a 10 day taught course, including 9 full days of classroom teaching and 1 day of online learning.

Continued Professional Development

This course meets the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements as set by the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Entry requirements

You must have been working in post-qualifying social work practice for at least 2 years.

Fees and funding

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn £200,000 more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree*?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier.

*Sutton Trust Report 2013

Alumni Discount - 15 per cent

Early Payment Discount - 5 per cent

Part-time Postgraduate Fee-waiver - up to £500

Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000

Terms and conditions apply.

There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








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Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

What you'll learn

The Practice Educator courses are accredited MA-level courses. You can study the Practice Educator Stage 2 stand-alone short course worth 30 credits, or study them as a combined module worth 60 credits as part of our MA Post Qualifying Professional Practice. The combined Stage 1 & 2 module can be used as a building block for a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma or a Master of Arts course. 

In 2018 we introduced a combined PEP Stages 1 & 2 module in the MA Post Qualifying Professional Practice programme. You will be expected to supervise and assess a student on a social work placement of either 70 or 100 days. The course comprises classroom teaching and online learning led by lecturer and practice educator Ann Davies. Sessions will feature group discussions to promote a reflective approach to the task of practice education.

Teaching and learning will cover: preparing an induction programme, adult learning theory, reflective supervision, and holistic assessment. Content in relation to anti-oppressive practice will be embedded within the teaching and learning material. You will also learn how to develop teaching and learning tools to support a social work student.

Your future career

Studying this course offers you the opportunity to update your skills in social work interventions and deepen your knowledge base about current research and practice in contemporary practice education. You can also apply for accredited prior learning through UEL’s AEL system to help you progress towards achieving postgraduate awards.

The course forms part of the post-qualifying structure and pathways to a Master of Arts. 

 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal

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