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Practice Education PgCert

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Part time 2 years Flexible January and May

Choose Kingston's Practice Education PgCert

This course, for registered social workers, will enable you to gain Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) of the College of Social Work. It is ideal if you would like to develop the next generation of social workers by teaching them on practice placements. It will enable you to progress through the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) levels and develop your leadership skills.

This course is a well-established programme with a strong professional reputation. It has been developed in partnership with agencies in south-west London and Surrey and users of social work services.

You can progress from the Practice Education PgCert to the Professional Education and Training MA. You can also progress to the Advanced Social Work MA, depending on your module choices.

What will you study?

The programme starts with preparing you to work with a social work student on first placement (Stage 1). You will develop a practice curriculum for the placement and learn how to manage a placement, help the student learn and how to assess their achievement. You will put this into practice by providing a 70-day placement to a social work student. You will then reflect on your practice and evaluate your practice curriculum as part of the assessment for the first module.

You then progress to take Stage 2, the second module in which you have the experience of providing a 100-day final placement to a social work student. There is a strong focus in this second module on developing your reflective supervision skills.

If you have significant experience in practice education, or you have taken an Enabling Others' Learning (Social Work) course you may be able to accredit your prior learning and experience (AP(E)L) and join the Stage 2 module directly.

Assessment

Portfolio.

Course structure

Please note you can apply for both modules at the same time or sign up for one module at a time.

Core modules

  • This module equips registered social workers to undertake the responsibilities of a Stage 1 Practice Educator (Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) of the College of Social Work (TCSW). Students who complete this module successfully will be able to supervise, teach and assess social work degree students up to but not including the final assessment prior to qualification. At this stage they may contribute to the last placement but not take full responsibility for assessment or act as the practice educator on a day-to-day basis. Students undertaking this module are required to undertake a practicum which entails acting as a Stage 1 practice educator to a degree in social work student on a first placement (70 days).

    This module is only available to registered social workers with two years or more post-registration practice experience. It is targeted at social worker/experienced social worker level.

    • Starts: January and June
    • Time commitment: 30 hours seminars, lectures and workshops; skills lab sessions on supervision skills; and 10 hours practice assessment in the workplace
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Code: SW7010
     
  • This module equips registered social workers to undertake the responsibilities of a Stage 2 Practice Educator (Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) of the College of Social Work (TCSW). Students who complete this module successfully will be able to supervise, teach and assess social work degree students up to and including the last placement and to work with ASYE candidates. In effect, these practice educators will have the authority and capability to recommend, on the basis of appropriate evidence, that the social work students are fit to practise at the point of qualification. The module includes practice assessment.

    This module is only available to registered social workers with three years or more post-registration practice experience and who have completed Practice Educator Stage 1 or equivalent. It is targeted at experienced social worker level.

    • Starts: October and June
    • Time commitment: 30 hours seminars, lectures and workshops; skills lab sessions on supervision skills and 12 hours practice assessment in the workplace
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • Code: SW7011
     

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

For further information:

Dale Van Graan
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5669
Email us

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This course is taught at Kingston Hill

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For further information:

Dale Van Graan
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5669
Email us

Location

This course is taught at Kingston Hill

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