The programme supports experienced social work practitioners in supervising, mentoring, and assessing social work students and newly qualified social workers. Candidates will evidence the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS 2) and successful completion will enable you to register as a Practice Educator with the local authority.
Candidates will, as part of the programme, act as Practice Educator for a student on a qualifying programme or a supervisor of a newly qualified social worker on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme, with the support of a mentor.
This module is part of the MA in Advanced Social Work and students are automatically enrolled onto the five-year long course when they apply. It is possible to exit from the MA in Advanced Social Work with a Post Graduate Certificate (60 credits) or Post Graduate Diploma (120 credits).
Social workers who have been qualified and practising for at least two years and can work at master's level academically.
Learning Outcomes. The programme will equip participants to;
- Manage social work placements and create learning environments in which students can achieve the aims of their practice-based learning periods.
- Support learners to evidence their capability under the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), Social Work England Professional Standards (SWEPS)and Knowledge and Skills Statements (KSS), and to understand how these standards inform the work of Practice Educators.
- Understand adult learning theories and apply evidence-based approaches in order to support, challenge and empower students to achieve their professional goals and requirements.
- Deliver high quality reflective supervision which enables students to think critically and learn by reflecting on their practice experience.
- Assess student’s practice in relation to the PCF, SWEPS and KSS, and to make professional judgments about learner’s performance.
- Give constructive feedback and be equipped to deal with concerns, supporting students to have the best learning experience possible.
- Work with students of all abilities, including those who are struggling, where it is necessary to have challenging conversations and design and implement action plans to encourage progress.
- Write clear, well-evidenced placement reports with justifiable recommendations.
- Demonstrate the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) level 2.