24 months
5650 GBP/year
3533 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The aim of this Practice Education course at Coventry University  is to give practicing social workers the opportunity to enhance their career prospects via gaining a postgraduate level qualification.

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The Practice Education course at Coventry University is designed to equip you with the knowledge, values and skills required to gain both stage 1 and 2 of the PEPS (Practice Educator’s Professional Standards) and assess others in the workplace. These qualities are transferrable to other roles within the workplace such as practice supervisors and managers.

Coventry University has been providing social work CPD (Continuous Professional Development) courses and modules to local employers for many years and has current prominent links with nearby local authorities and voluntary sector organisations.


All students on this course will already be in employment as qualified social workers. However, the course aims to enhance employability through a variety of initiatives including providing opportunities to further develop transferable skills (e.g. communication and assessment skills, leadership and mentoring skills). 

These skills help develop the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice Part 1 (Practice Educator’s Professional Standards
  • Practice Teaching and Education

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a professional qualification in social work and be registered with the relevant regulator and be working as a social worker in the UK.
  • All applicants will normally have two years post qualification experience in order to comply with the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards.
  • Applicants to the PgCert 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.
  • Accreditation for prior learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning AP(E)L as in accordance with University regulations will be considered. The Regulations are as set out in paragraphs 7b.3.2 and 7b.3.3 of the regulations for taught postgraduate courses.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5650 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    3533 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3533 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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