Practice Education

Kingston University

Postgraduate Certificate
12 months
350 GBP/module
350 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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The Practice Education programme at Kingston University will enable you to gain Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) currently held by the British Association of Social Workers (BASW). It is ideal if you would like to develop the next generation of social workers by teaching them during practice placements.


The Practice Education programme at Kingston University  will enable you to progress through the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) levels and develop your leadership skills. The course is aligned with Chief Social Workers' Knowledge and skills statements for practice leaders and practice supervisors.

This course is a well-established programme with a strong professional reputation. It has been developed in partnership with agencies in south-west London and Surrey and users of social work services.

The programme starts with preparing you to work with a social work student on first placement (Stage 1). You will develop a practice curriculum for the placement and learn how to manage a placement, help the student learn and how to assess their achievement. You will put this into practice by providing a 70-day placement to a social work student. You will then reflect on your practice and evaluate your practice curriculum as part of the assessment for the first module.

In Stage 2, the second module, you will have the experience of providing a 100-day final placement to a social work student. There is a strong focus in this second module on developing your reflective supervision skills.

If you have significant experience in practice education, or you have taken an Enabling Others' Learning (Social Work) course you may be able to accredit your prior learning and experience (RP(E)L) and join the Stage 2 module directly.

Where this course will take you

People who have taken this course have gone on to:

  • specialise in practice education, working with many students and trainee practice educators over the years;
  • teach in universities – nearly all the universities in London employ a staff member who have taken this programme.

Programme Structure

Modules included:
  • Practice Education Stage 1
  • Practice Education Stage 2

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must be Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered social workers who are currently employed in the sector.
  • Applicants for the Stage 1 module must have two years' post-registration experience as a social worker.
  • Direct applicants for the Stage 2 module must have three years' post-registration experience as a social worker.
  • Applicants must be in a position to offer a social work placement in their workplace. They should have the consent of their employer to do this.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    350 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 GBP per module and a duration of 12 months.


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