Study day Managing Practice Learning for Social Work Students (Supervisors and Practice Educators)

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
Health and Social Sciences
Online through Blackboard's Open Education Learning Platform

Page last updated 12 March 2021


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 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 including use of UWE Bristol's Library facilities.

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


Study facilities

You'll have access to a range of on-campus and online facilities to support your learning, including the University Library which is open 24 hours a day.

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

This online course is free for supervisors who commit to taking a student on a UWE Bristol placement starting September 2020.


All on Wednesdays, 10:00-13:00.

9 September 2020

16 September 2020

30 September 2020

7 October 2020

21 October 2020

28 October 2020

How to apply

How to apply

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