Developing Skills as a Social Work Practice Educator (7SO028)

Location: Telford Campus
Mode of Study: Part-time
Duration: 1 year

10 level 7 credits

NOTE: To undertake a Practice Educator Module you must (a) have the support of a practice-based ‘assessor’ who will be responsible for supporting and assessing your learning (b) be in an organisation approved to provide a social work qualifying student placement and (c) be able to oversee a social work student on placement (i.e. act as a Practice Educator) during your time of studying to become a Practice Educator. Please email ani murr ( if you need clarification of these requirements.

Price 2017/18 - £290.59

Induction takes place 10am-4pm on 6th October 2017 on Telford Campus

The module runs from 10am - 4pm on 13 & 27 October 2017; 10 & 24 November 2017; 12 January 2018 and 9 March 2018.

This postgraduate module (level 7) is available as an undergraduate module (level 6) – see module code 6SO028 Developing skills as a social work practice educator.

** The dates on this page are the only ones you need to attend University to complete this module. Please ignore the start dates on any automated emails received. **

Module Aims

This module will enable qualified social workers to effectively support the learning and assessment, including final summative assessment of professional capability, of student social workers in the practice setting. Successful completion of this module confirms ability at Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work


The content addresses values underpinning learning and assessment in the work-place and the Stage 2 domains of ability for work-based learning:

Domain B: Enable learning and professional development in practice

Domain C: Manage the assessment of learners in practice

Domain D: Effective continuing performance as a practice educator

Practice based learning

Candidates are required, as part of the module’s learning content, to provide a social work student with a placement which fulfils the requirements for such provision


Assessment is through a written account of being a practice educator and the presentation of a portfolio of examples of performance drawn from a range of practice documents and feedback

Entry Requirement

Applicants need to be registered social workers and will normally need to have been qualified for a minimum of two years.



Application link for 2018/19 avaible late Spring/Summer 2018