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Children's CPD Module - Practice Education Stage 1

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To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 30th June 2018.

This 30 credit module is for practitioners with minimal experience of teaching and assessing others who wish to develop their skills. You must either be a registered social worker with a minimum of two years’ post-qualifying experience or another experienced social care practitioner.

You will be a practice supervisor assigned to a social work student while undertaking the course, but you will not have full responsibility for the assessment of the student as you will work alongside a Stage 2 qualified Practice Educator. The module has been designed to meet Practice Educator Professional Standards(PEPS) for Social Work.

You will learn via a range of teaching methods, including e-learning, workshops, lectures and group discussion. A range of tutors will lead sessions based on their areas of specific expertise.

You must also be in a position where you can be observed fulfilling practice assessments and teaching on at least one separate occasion by an experienced Practice Educator.

This module can be taken as part of a PGCert, PGDip or as a stand alone module. Please indicate on your application whether you are undertaking the module as part of an award (and which award) or as stand alone.

Start Date
Tuesday 2 October 2018
End Date
Wednesday 13 February 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Learning outcomes
The module is designed to run alongside a student placement, enabling you the opportunity to gain relevant information – as well as advice and support as the placement progresses.


On completion, you will be equipped with a range of theoretical and practical knowledge drawn from theories of learning, supervision, assessment, reflective practice and research mindedness.

You will also have the confidence and competence to directly supervise, teach and assess social work students up to (but not including) final assessment prior to qualification.

You will be able to contribute to the assessment of a final placement student, though not take full responsibility for it nor act as the sole Practice Educator or Practice Supervisor.


Further information about placements is available here on the Wave:
Additional information

To complete your registration onto this module you will need to complete and return the University application form attached to the confirmation email. The application form needs to be returned to by 15th July 2018.

In order to apply for this module you must have discussed and agreed with your manager to take responsibility for a Social Work Student on placement. If you have not yet completed the Practice Placement Pro-forma please do so ASAP and return to The Pro-forma is attached to the confirmation email for this module.

Your manager/team is required to release you for all taught/tutorial dates + 3 x study days per module.
Target Audience
Brighton & Hove City Council Staff / Social Workers
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Course pre-requisites
Please ensure you read all the information in full and discuss your application with your manager prior to applying.

For this module you will also need to make sure that your manager puts your name forward in the placement process when team requests are circulated and names required.

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