Taught course

Practice Education

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants will normally have two years post qualification experience in order to comply with the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards, and must be working as a social worker in the UK.

Applicants to the Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education will be required to supervise a social work student/learner, sourced by the University and its partners, for the modules Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice and Practice Teaching and Education.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is designed for social workers who have completed social work pre-registration training and are in employment. The aim of this course is to give social workers the opportunity to enhance their career prospects with a postgraduate level qualification upon successful completion. Opportunities may also be available within the faculty to progress your studies beyond the Postgraduate Certificate to a full master’s degree (subject to successfully completing the PgCert and application).

The purpose of this course is to raise standards to ensure that pre- and post-qualifying social work education, placement provision, and continuous professional development of qualified practitioners is of a high quality. The course aims to serve the interests of both employers and social workers in supporting them with the opportunity to deliver the best possible services to service users.

Information for international students

This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Fees and funding

UK students
£3,533 (per year)
International students
£5,650 (per year)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
+44 (0) 24 7765 5800