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Becoming a Social Work Practice Educator (7so021)

(Stage 1)


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.

Induction takes place at Telford Campus 10am - 4pm on 2nd October 2019. Please meet your module leader in reception (SA Building).

Taught sessions run from 10am - 4pm at Telford Campus on 9, 16, 23 October and 6, 13, 20, November 2019.

Support Worshops are held on 29 January 2020 and 11 March 2020.

This postgraduate module (level 7) is available as an undergraduate module (level 6) - see module code 6so019 Becoming 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 course will enable qualified social workers to effectively support the learning and assessment (short of final summative assessment of professional capability) of student social workers in the practice setting. Successful completion of this module confirms ability at Stage 1 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work.


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

Domain A: Organise opportunities for the demonstration of assessed competence in practice

Domain B: Enable learning and professional development in practice

Domain C: Manage the assessment of learners in practice

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 your performance taken from a range of practice documents and feedback.

Entry Requirement

Applicants need to be registered social workers and need to have been qualified for a minimum of one year (two years if taking full responsibility for assessing a social work placement).

Module Leader: Ani Murr

Credits: 20

Cost: £615 (2019/20)

Subject to a minimum number of confirmed students
Delivery dates subject to confirmation

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