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Practice educator training

Practice educator training

Practice Educator Training

Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) for Social Work - Training and Endorsement Guidance

The Social Work Reform Board (2015) made the decision that social work students should be assessed on placement by a practice educator who has met the learning outcomes set out in the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS). These standards set out requirements at two stages, commensurate with the different levels of complexity and responsibility in teaching, assessing and supervising social work degree students. The British Association of Social Work updated the PEPS in July 2019 as BASW England Practice Education Professional Standards for social work (PEPS) 2020.

Social Work England (SWE) Training and Education guidance (2019) states "Practice educators must be appropriately prepared to support learning and assess learners effectively. All new practice educators should be trained and have regular refresher training and support." (Guidance on Qualifying and Training Standards, 5.6). SWE states that "Practice educators should be registered and practising social workers. The role and responsibilities of the practice educator are set out in the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) for social work refresh published by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) in July 2019."

Social Work Practice Educator Training Course - 2022/23 Course dates

Our practice educator courses are designed to help you teach, train, supervise, assess and mentor others who are involved in learning and development activities. This course is for you if you are an experienced, Registered Social Worker with a minimum of two years' post-qualifying experience when the Practice Educator course commences, and you want to take on the practice educator role for organisations who provide social work placements for Sheffield Hallam University. The University places the majority of its students in South Yorkshire and North east Midlands. The course content is mapped to the requirements of both PEPS 1 and PEPS 2.

This year (2022/23) the Practice Educator course will be delivered as follows

Course 1 (online) - Cost £160 for the three-day course

  • Tuesday 22 November 2022, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 29 November 2022, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 6 December 2022, 09.30am-3.30pm
 

Course 2 - face to face on Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus

  • Wednesday 1 March 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 8 March 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 15 March 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Wednesday 22 March 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm

Course 3 - face to face on Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus

  • Tuesday 6 June 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 13 June 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 June 2023, 09.30am-3.30pm
  • Tuesday 27 June 2023, 0930am-3.30pm
 

A certificate is issued after complete attendance of all course days. Any missed days will need to be attended before the candidate can be considered as having completed the course. Any partially completed days will be considered as missed days and will need to be attended as such to ensure that the candidate has completed the course.

To enquire about booking a place on the Practice Educator Training Course, please apply to the Academic Administration Team by e-mail to alliedhealth@shu.ac.uk. A member of the team will let you know if there are any places available on the course, and will e-mail you an application form if there are. Spaces are limited on the course and are often filled quickly. It is recommended that you complete your booking as quickly as possible.

For more information about the Practice Educator course please contact:

On-site Work Based Supervisor Training Course - 2022/23

Our one-day on-site work based supervisor training course is for you if you want to become an on-site practice supervisor for organisations who provide social work placements for Sheffield Hallam University. The University places the majority of its students in South Yorkshire and North east Midlands.

This year (2022/23) the On-site Work Based Supervisor Training Course will be delivered online as follows

  • Wednesday 26 April 2023, 09.30am-3pm

The course fee for 2022/23 is £60.00

If you work for an agency or organisation that provides placement learning opportunities to Sheffield Hallam University social work students and you would like to become a Work Based Supervisor, please contact:

The university places the majority of its students in South Yorkshire and the North East Midlands.

To enquire about booking a place on the On-site Work Based Supervisor Training Course, please apply to the Academic Administration Team by e-mail to alliedhealth@shu.ac.uk. A member of the team will let you know if there are any places available on the course, and will e-mail you an application form if there are. Spaces are limited on the course and are often filled quickly. It is recommended that you complete your booking as quickly as possible.

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