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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.

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: Work with others to organise an effective learning environment

Domain B: Teaching, facilitating and supporting learning and professional development in practice

Domain C: Manage the fair and transparent assessment of students in practice

Domain D: Developing knowledge and 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 your performance taken from a range of practice documents and feedback.

Entry Requirement

Applicants need to be registered social workers with at least 2 full years’ post-qualifying experience

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.

10am - 4pm:

30.9.20 (Induction) 7.10.20, 14.10.20, 21.10.20, 4.11.20, 11.11.20, 18.11.20. Recall workshops on 3.2.21 and 10.3.21

Module Leader: Ani Murr

Credits: 20

Cost: £712 (2020/21) or speak with your employer. (If 5 or more people are attending from one organisation please contact the module leader for group discounts.)

Module availability subject to a minimum number of confirmed students.
Delivery dates, times and rooms subject to confirmation. Please check prior to attendance (link below).

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