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Practice Education (Developing Professional Practice) in Social Work Programme

Overview

The modules are designed to provide candidates with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to support social work students, newly qualified practitioners and other staff.

The modules provide a clear grounding in the role of Practice Educator including facilitating and assessing work-based learning through mentoring, supervision provision, training and other methods crucial to the learning and development of others including social work students, newly qualified social workers and supervisees.

Who are the modules for?

The modules are suitable for social work practitioners looking to supervise and assess social work students during their first or last practice learning opportunity within a social care related organisation and ASYE social workers.

The modules will equip registered social workers to undertake the responsibilities of a Stage One and Stage Two Practice Educator in accordance with the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS 2013) covering Domains A - D. The modules meet the teaching requirements for the linked statements within the Professional Capabilities Framework (BASW 2016), the HCPC Statements of Proficiency, the Values and Ethics for Social Workers (2017). Practice supervisors can take the first 3 days of PEPS 1 module.

Links to Continuing Professional Development

Registered social workers may also use the modules to fulfill the post qualification registration training and learning requirements under the regulatory body. The qualifications support candidates to further develop in the role of Professional Educator under the Professional Capability Framework (BASW, 2016) and to continue to develop a career in the Practice Education.

Following assessment, registered social workers will achieve 15 Undergraduate Level credits, at Stage One and 15 Masters Level Credits at Stage Two. These could be used within structured Post-Qualifying awards. They may be accepted at a range of Universities offering such awards but they would make the decision to accept this as approved prior learning.

How to apply

Please download and complete the Application Form.

Social Work qualified candidates will later be sent an online link for the full university application process, which is required in order to have full access to the Library and be assessed as part of the module.

Course Dates

(Course dates may be subject to change). The modules will be held on the Brunel campus.

Practice Education - Developing Professional Practice (PEPs 1) - Course A

Day 1 - Wednesday 19th September 2018
Day 2 - Thursday 20th September 2018
Day 3 - Wednesday 14th November 2018
Day 4 - Wednesday 20th February 2019
Day 5 - Wednesday 10th April 2019
Day 6 - Wednesday 15th May 2019 (study day/tutorials)
The candidates portfolio submission date for assessment is 4 weeks after the last day of the student placement

Practice Education - Developing Professional Practice (PEPs 1) - Course B

Day 1 - Wednesday 16th January 2019
Day 2 - Thursday 17th January 2019
Day 3 - Wednesday 20th March 2019
Day 4 - Wednesday 17th April 2019
Day 5 - Wednesday 1st May 2019
Day 6 - Wednesday 15th May 2019 (study day/tutorials)
The candidates portfolio submission date for assessment is 4 weeks after the last day of the student placement

Practice Education - Developing Professional Practice (PEPs 2)

Day 1 - Wednesday 17th October 2018*
Day 2 - Wednesday 7th November 2018*
Day 3 - Wednesday 12th December 2018*
Day 4 - Wednesday 13th February 2019*
Day 5 - Wednesday 17th April 2019*
Day 6 - Wednesday 15th May 2019* (Study day/tutorials)
The candidates portfolio submission date for assessment is 4 weeks after the last day of the student placement

* please note that these dates have not been confirmed and are subject to change

Fees

  • £500 for Stage 1 (if applicant does not place a Brunel student) + Practice Assessor fee
  • £500 for Stage 2 (if applicant does not place a Brunel student) + Practice Assessor fee

    PEPS candidates are not charged for taking the modules(s) if they are supporting a Brunel Social Work student on placement.
    Unfortunately you will still be charged even if the portfolio is not completed or your attendance falls below the minimum of 80% requirement.

 

Enquiries       

PEP's Mailbox

CHLS-TPO-SW@brunel.ac.uk

Professional Educator -  adrienne.finch@brunel.ac.uk