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Practice Education (Developing Professional Practice) in Social Work Programme


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). 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) and Practice Educator Professional Standards (2015) – covering Domains A - D.

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

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

  • Wednesday 20th September 2017
  • Thursday 21st September 2017
  • Wednesday 15th November 2017
  • Wednesday 21st February 2018
  • Wednesday 11th April 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018 (Study day/tutorials)

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

  • Wednesday 17th January 2018
  • Thursday 18th January 2018
  • Wednesday 21st March 2018
  • Wednesday 18th April 2018
  • Wednesday 2nd May 2018
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018 (Study day/tutorials)

Practice Education - Developing Professional Practice (PEPs 2)

  • Thursday 19th October 2017*
  • Thursday 9th November 2017*
  • Thursday 7th December 2017*
  • Thursday 8th February 2018*
  • Thursday 19th April 2018*
  • Wednesday 16th May 2018* (Study day)

* please note that these dates have not been confirmed yet


  • £500 for Stage 1 (if applicant does not place a Brunel University student)
  • £500 for Stage 2 (if applicant does not place a Brunel University student)

    Students (PE/PS) are not charged for taking the modules(s) if they are supporting a Brunel Social Work student on placement.


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