Candidates are assessed via three discrete summative assessment events. A ‘pass’ grade must be attained for each element.
• Assignment 1. Adult learning theory and supervision. Participants will write a brief review of literature on adult learning theory and supervision. You will then plan a supervision session to address a specific learning goal for the student, share this plan with your mentor, and make a video recording of the session. The mentor will view the recording and give written feedback. You will also view the recording and reflect on the outcome, and how your goals were achieved. You will then write a structured critique of the session, indicating how the literature on adult learning and supervision informed your practice, and on the learning you have derived from the exercise.
• Assignment 2. Self-assessment report. At the end of the programme each candidate will write a self-assessment report. This will show, with reference to relevant literature, how you have achieved the four domains and values of the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work, and how your practice has been informed by other social work standards such as the PCF, KSS and SWEPS.
• Practice Portfolio assessment. Candidates will compile a brief portfolio containing evidence of your practical ability as a Practice Educator, including feedback from the learner, written feedback from the mentor’s direct observations of your practice and their final summative report.
The programme is delivered via a blend of whole-group teaching, small group online workshops, mentor support and independent study. Whole-group teaching sessions will take place in Chelmsford, if face to face teaching is permitted. Workshops will be held online.
In 2021-22, due to social distancing measures currently in place, we are not able to determine the extent of ‘in person’ teaching that will be possible. Some or all sessions may remain online, as in 2020-21. In this case, candidates will be advised of the preparatory reading and exercises that will be needed, and invited to join online teaching sessions to build on the independent learning. Full details will be given in due course.
Provisional teaching programme. Dates and venues to be confirmed
• 9th September 2021
Introductory day: Whole group – 9.30 -16.30
• 13th and 14th October 2021
Foundational skills for Practice Educators: Whole group – 2 days - 9.30 -16.30
• 10th November 2021.
Enriching learning and managing difficulties: Whole group – 9.30 -16.30
• 24th November or 26th November
Making supervision count: Online workshop –10.00 to12.00
• 9th December 2021
Motivation and building resilience: Whole group – 9.30 -16.30
• 13th January 2022
Coaching skills for Practice Educators: Whole group – 9.30 -16.30
• 2nd February 2022 or 4th February 2022
Power, influence and fair assessment: Online workshop - 10.00 to12.00
• 22nd February 2022
Contemporary issues and summative report writing: Whole group – 9.30 -16.30
• 20th April 2022 or 22nd April 2022
Standing by our standards: Online workshop – half day - 9.30-12.00
Please note- the online workshops may be repeated later in the year for any candidates who are supervising students on later programmes. More details to follow
Programme Fee (60 academic credits)
£1900 for groups of up to 20 participants
£1600 for groups of 20 or more participants
Please note all candidates must be assigned a mentor. Mentoring fees must be met by the employer (or by the candidate) and are not included in the programme fees.