Practice Educator Professional Standards Stage 1

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Key facts

Course code


Start dates

September 2023

Application deadline

18 August 2023

Course length

Part time: 12 months

Academic level


Academic credits


This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.


Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) is a two year post-qualifying course delivered in two stages. It enables Social Workers to act as Practice Educators for social work students on placement.

Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) Stage 1 will provide students with the necessary learning to provide an appropriate learning environment for a social work student placement, including:

  • induction
  • learning theories
  • supervision
  • assessment.

Teaching will be aligned to the Practice Educator Professional Standards (BASW, 2022). PEPS students will be assessed through a 3000 word assignment, direct observation of practice and a portfolio of evidence.

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How to apply

Entry requirements

You must:

  • have two years post qualifying social work experience
  • be a registered social worker with Social Work England
  • have an enhanced DBS for working with both children and adults.

If you would like further information before applying, please contact Tracey Barrett, Programme Administrator at or call 01865 488120.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Application process

Apply through our Moodle portal.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
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Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

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Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

Fees quoted are for the first year only. If you are studying a course that lasts longer than one year your fees will increase each year.

How and when to pay

Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.

  • For information on payment methods please see our Make a Payment page.
  • For information about refunds please visit our Refund policy page

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

Programme changes:
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website. For more information, please visit our changes to programmes page.