Enhancing Practice Educator Skills 2017-18

This course also available for 2018-19 entry

About the course

This specialist skills and post registration development short course is aimed at registered social workers who wish to update their practice educator skills and knowledge.

This course will assist you in developing the competences required to:

• Enhance your performance as an effective practice educator in accordance with the requirements of the Practice Educator Framework, Domain A- D.

• Demonstrate an applied knowledge of relevant research, policy and legislation in order to support students adequately.

• Transfer your practice educator skills to new roles in mentoring, supervision, teaching and/or assessment.

The course also provides you with an opportunity to:

• Explore and critically analyse your professional development as a practice educator and reflect on how you can use a variety of methods in practice education.

• Consider Higher Education Institution (HEI) processes and quality assurance systems related to practice education.

• Critically reflect on your development as a practice educator through feedback from colleagues, Higher Education Institution (HEI) tutors and other assessment sources.

Please note, in order to be able to independently support and assess social work students in line with the Practice Educator Framework, you must have successfully completed the [Developing Practice Educator Skills|00007014] short course or equivalent prior to undertaking this short course.

Start date:


1 year, part-time

15 Master's level credits


Entry requirements

You must:

•  Be a qualified social worker registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

•  Have successfully completed the [Developing Practice Educator Skills|00007014] short course.

•  Act as a practice educator for a social work student alongside the course in order to complete the assessment.


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Important information

We will always try to deliver your course as described on this web page. However, sometimes we may have to make changes as set out below.

We review all optional modules each year and change them to reflect the expertise of our staff, current trends in research and as a result of student feedback. We will always ensure that you have a range of options to choose from and we will let students know in good time the options available for them to choose for the following year.

We will only change core modules for a course if it is necessary for us to do so, for example to maintain course accreditation. We will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before you begin the relevant academic year.

Sometimes we have to make changes to other aspects of a course or how it is delivered. We only make these changes if they are for reasons outside of our control, or where they are for our students’ benefit. Again, we will let you know about any such changes as soon as possible, usually before the relevant academic year. Our regulations set out our procedure which we will follow when we need to make any such changes.

When you enrol as a student of the University, your study and time with us will be governed by a framework of regulations, policies and procedures, which form the basis of your agreement with us. These include regulations regarding the assessment of your course, academic integrity, your conduct (including attendance) and disciplinary procedure, fees and finance and compliance with visa requirements (where relevant). It is important that you familiarise yourself with these as you will be asked to agree to abide by them when you join us as a student. You will find a guide to the key terms here, where you will also find links to the full text of each of the regulations, policies and procedures referred to.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is the principal regulator for the University.

Career opportunities

This short course may assist you to meet the specialist skills and post registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

Professional links and accreditations

This specialist skills and post registration short course meets the requirements of the Practice Educator Framework, Domains A-D.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a series of lectures, seminars and workshops.Your studies will be supported by the University's virtual learning environment.

Assessment will include of a presentation and critical reflective overview.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Feedback (usually written) is normally provided on all coursework submissions within three term time weeks – unless the submission was made towards the end of the session in which case feedback would be available on request after the formal publication of results.

Feedback on exam performance/final coursework is available on request after the publication of results.

Huddersfield is the only University where 100% of the teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.*

∗permanent staff, after probation: some recently appointed colleagues will only obtain recognition in the months after their arrival in Huddersfield, once they have started teaching.

How much will it cost me?

Please contact the Student Finance Office for more information about 2017/18 fees and finance.

Other information

The University of Huddersfield operates an attendance monitoring system. Further details can be found in the Attendance Monitoring Policy.

How to apply

We hope you're interested in what you've seen. If you would like to apply to join us, please complete the part-time online application form and refer to the guidance notes provided.

Please note, the closing date is 31 July 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Research community

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.

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