Taught course

Practice Education

Goldsmiths, University of London · Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies

Entry requirements

Please visit the Goldsmiths website for details.

Months of entry


Course content

Support the professional learning of others through leadership in education, supervision and reflective practice

Do you see yourself moving into a more experienced, advanced or strategic professional role? If so, this programme can support you in developing your professionalism by enhancing your skills, expanding your knowledge and reflecting on values. They offer a whole range of modules designed to further your capabilities in all domains of the Social Work Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), but they focus especially on practice education and professional leadership. In addition, many of the modules are designed to further your knowledge and skills outlined in the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Practice Supervisors of Social Workers in Child and Family Social Work.

Normally, practitioners take individual modules of this programme and apply through the Continusous Professional Development Framework. If you want to achieve the MA or exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, and you are supported by your employer to do so, then you should apply to this programme. Please contact the programme convenor for more information.

The MA/PGDip/PGCert in Practice Education is ideal for social care professionals other than social work. If you are a qualified social worker please go to MA/PGDip/PGCert in Advanced Social Work: Practice Education. Both programmes will enable you to extend and develop your existing competence and prepare for leadership and research in practice education. All modules, except the dissertation, can be taken as standalone MA-level CPD modules.

This programme has been endorsed by The College of Social Work as working to an agreed set of quality criteria and offers provision that meets the CPD learning needs of social workers.

Fees and funding

In most cases you will be selected and sponsored by your employing agency. However you are welcome to apply even if you are not being sponsored by your employing agency, provided that you are in a position to demonstrate competence in practice at the required level.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-60 months


part time
36-60 months


part time
36-60 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7078 5300