Candidates are assessed via three discrete summative assessment events. A 'pass' grade must be attained for each element.
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.
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 face to face whole-group teaching, locally based workshops, mentor support and independent study. Whole-group teaching sessions will take place in Norwich. Workshops will be in venues in Norfolk and Suffolk.
In 2020-21, due to social distancing measures currently in place, some teaching may be delivered remotely via online teaching events and workshops. 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.
Dates and venues to be confirmed
10th September 2020
Introductory day: Whole group - 9.30 -16.30
13th/14th October 2020
Foundational skills for Practice Educators: Whole group - 2 days - 9.30 -16.30
10th November 2020
Enriching learning and managing difficulties: Whole group - 9.30 -16.30
23rd November, 26th November 2020 or 9th March 2021
Making supervision count: online workshop -half day, 10.00 - 12.00
10th December 2020
Motivation and building resilience: Whole group - 9.30 -16.30
13th January 2021
Coaching skills for Practice Educators: Whole group - 9.30 -16.30
25th January, 28th January 2021 or 27th April 2021
Power, influence and fair assessment: online workshop - half day, 10.00 - 12.00
23rd February 2021
Contemporary issues and summative report writing: Whole group - 9.30 -16.30
19th April, 22nd April 2021 or 1st July 2021
Standing by our standards: online workshop - half day, 10.00 - 12.00
Please note that mentoring fees must be met by the employer (or by the candidate) and are not included in the programme fees.