Practice Educator Stage 1
Cass School of Education and Communities
The short Practice Educator - Stage 1 course is for qualified social workers who want to supervise students qualifying for their BA (Hons) Social Work or MA Social Work courses during their placements.
This course is 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 Health and Care Professions Council. It is also mapped to the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) of the College of Social Work.
We run this course in partnership with local authorities. It is a regulatory body requirement that our practice educators are qualified to an appropriate level.
Dates for the 6 days on the course are:
19 September 2017
20 September 2017
31 October 2017
1 December 2017
18 January 2018
8 March 2018
Each date will be full day, 10am - 4pm.
You must have been working in post-qualifying social work practice for at least 18 months.
What you'll learn
The Practice Educator Stage 1 course is an accredited MA-level short course with 30 credits. You can study it flexibly as stand-alone short course with credit, or use it as a building block for a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master of Arts course.
You can also apply for accredited prior learning through UEL’s ACL system to progress towards achieving postgraduate awards.
For the Practice Educator Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses, you will be expected to supervise a student on placement.
The course comprises six days of teaching, led by practice educator Kimberly Detjen. Sessions will feature group discussions to promote a reflective approach to the task of education practice. You will also receive direct guidance on teaching and learning theory, assessing fairly, working with struggling or failing students, and devising teaching and learning tools.
Your future career
Studying this course offers you the opportunity to update your skills in practice interventions and deepen your knowledge base about current research and policy in contemporary practice.
Practice Educator - Stage 1 will help update your skills in practice interventions and deepen your knowledge base about current research and policy in contemporary practice. 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.
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