Taught course

Applied Social Work: Practice Education

University of Bedfordshire · Department of Applied Social Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution; be registered with the HCPC; and be a practising social worker in a children and families setting.

Months of entry


Course content

This course fulfils the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards and is made up of six distinct units. Two of these are options that will give you the chance to develop your knowledge and skills in supervision, mentoring, management, assessment and support of learning, as well as the research that informs practice and practice education.

Key features

  • The course is one of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses available for social workers
  • Study the ways in which you can promote equal opportunities for learners and challenge all forms of oppression and discrimination that affect learners from minority groups

Career opportunities

After successfully completing the course, you will be able to specialise in professional education in social work. As the Practice Educator Framework develops, there will be increased demand for practitioners with advanced skills in work-based learning and assessment.

Areas of study may include:

  • Applied research skills
  • Dissertation
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Supervising for quality and performance in social work

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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