Study day Managing Practice Learning for Social Work Students

Entry year
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Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
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Course Director
Anna Elliott; Lizzie Clark; Sarah Davies

An online course for supervisors and practice educators

Page last updated 24 October 2023


This online course aims to prepare practice supervisors to work with UWE Bristol's BSc(Hons) Social Work students undertaking both the 70 and 100 day placements. Most supervisors enrolling for this course will be working within the voluntary, independent and private sector, but some may also work within statutory teams too.

The course is also suitable for Social Workers wishing to gain their Practice Education Award (also known as PEPs - Practice Educator Professional Standards). However, any independent Social Workers considering applying should, in the first instance speak with Anna Elliot -



The course is mapped to PEPS (Practice Educator Professional Standards).

PEPS Domain A - Work with others to organise an effective learning environment

  • Day 2: PEPS Domain B Teaching, facilitating and supporting learning and professional development in practice
  • Day 3: PEPS Domains B (as above) and C - Manage the fair and transparent assessment of students in practice.
  • Day 4: Practice Educators / those working towards PEPS only.  Domain D - Developing knowledge and continuing performance as a practice educator

The course will enable you to:

1. Gain information about practice learning and the Social Work Degree.

2. Understand the different roles and responsibilities when working with students in practice.

3. Prepare for working with a student, by

  • Identifying learning opportunities in the workplace
  • Identifying the values that underpin practice
  • Identifying what you have to offer personally and professionally.

4. Develop an understanding of the supervisory process and the skills involved.

5. Understand the assessment requirements and your role in this.

6. Find out about support available to practice supervisors and educators including use of UWE Bristol's Library facilities.

7. Consider the role of service users and carers in practice learning. 

The course is mapped to PEPS Domains A, B, C and D.


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Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This online course is free for supervisors and those wishing to qualify as Practice Educators who commit to taking a student on a UWE Bristol placement.


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Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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