Practice Education

Developing highly skilled Practice Educators

Our partnership is committed to developing a learning culture and community where social work students are supported to develop their capabilities and confidence to practice.  Therefore we are supporting qualified social workers to develop their practice education skills to ensure students have a high quality learning experience in practice.

We are committed to ensuring staff involved in practice education are valued and supported, and recognise the demands of undertaking these roles alongside your day job.

Information and Opportunities

We take a partnership approach towards Practice Education training and supporting organisations and individual teams to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively supervise and train students.

There are 4 main roles involved in supporting student placements:

  • Practice Educator Consultant Role
  • Work Based Supervisor Role
  • Practice Educator Role
  • Practice Educator Mentor Role

Read our practice education guide to learn more about the different roles and the training and support available to placement providers.

University accredited Practice Educator training

Both our university partners offer stage one (PE1) and stage two (PE2) Practice Educator training at various points throughout the year.  They will equip you with the knowledge, skills and approaches necessary to best support undergraduate and postgraduate social work students.

For information on courses available and booking procedures please see the 2023-24 CPD Brochure.

Further Information and Support

We are continually developing our ongoing programme of support for staff across the partnership who undertake a Practice Education Role.  Leading the way are our Practice Educator Consultants who are key to implementing our vision.

In addition please keep checking our Events page for details of upcoming events and conferences.  You can also access many Past Events in case you missed it.

Find out more about all continuous professional development opportunities available to our Social Workers.