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Practice Education (Social Work)/Associate Fellow/Fellow of the HEA PgCert / PgDip / MSc/ Stage 1 and 2 leading to Practice Educator Award Social Work

Course Description

Building on our long established social work degrees and practice teacher courses, we are offering a step on, step off pathway in practice education, which is taught part-time and is usually delivered on Mondays.

The programme begins with the Practice Education 1 module (Stage 1), that is required for social workers wanting to work with a student on a pre-qualifying social work course.

The module Practice Education 2 meets the Stage 2 requirements for social workers working with a final year social work student.

Social workers wanting to advance their skills in practice education can study for further modules leading to the PgCert (1 year), PgDip (2 years) or MA (3 years) in Practice Education (Social Work).

This course offers opportunities for you to develop a sound understanding and knowledge of your role as a practice educator in relation to teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design. It will enhance your leadership skills by encouraging critical reflection, working with and learning from service users and carers and inter-professional learning.

The Practice Educator Award and PgCert are recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and lead to recognition as Associate Fellow or Fellow of the HEA.

See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/practice-education-social-work-associate-fellow-pgcert-pgdip-ma-stage-1-stage-2


Year 1:
Core modules:
- Practice education 1
- Practice education 2
- Curriculum perspectives

Year 2:
Core modules:
- Research methodology and strategy
- Leadership in practice education
- Plus optional units from the practice education pathway or the wider postgraduate framework

Year 3:
Core modules:
- Dissertation module (MA only) 12,000 words


The course has strong links with local social care employers and service user and carer groups.

Visit the Practice Education (Social Work)/Associate Fellow/Fellow of the HEA PgCert / PgDip / MSc/ Stage 1 and 2 leading to Practice Educator Award Social Work page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for social workers who may undertake the following roles:- Teach and assess pre and post-qualifying students on courses- Freelance practice educators, educators, trainers and consultants- Learning and development staff- Academics- Mentoring and coachingApplications are welcomed from those who may not have completed a Bachelor Honours degree but who have sufficient professional experience and a record of continuous professional development (CPPD) that would make them suitable to study at this level.

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