Taught course

Practice Learning Qualification (Social Services)

Robert Gordon University · School of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

You must be social work qualified with significant post-qualifying experience. You must also be in a position to offer a social work student a practice learning opportunity within your agency, either statutory or voluntary organisations. Your agency setting must be able to provide learning opportunities which will allow the social work student to meet a substantial proportion of the assessed outcomes as contained within the Standards in Social Work Education.

It is acknowledged that it may sometimes be necessary to negotiate learning opportunities for a student from another agency. We welcome applications from self-funding applicants wishing to practice as an independent PT. Please contact the course leader, Sheila Slesser, to discuss this further.

Months of entry


Course content

The course is specifically designed for experienced social work practitioners who wish to be involved in the assessment of social work student practice learning opportunities.

The design and delivery of the course reflects a partnership between the University and social work agencies, as well as service users and carers. The aim of the course is to provide you with the ability to facilitate and assess the professional development and competence of social work students.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01224 262728