MA - Master of Arts
Putteridge Bury campus
About the course
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 the supervision, mentoring, management, assessment and support of learning, and the research that informs practice and practice education.
Duration: The course is normally completed within five years.
Intermediate qualifications available:
- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
Why choose this course?
- 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
- Explore the different ways in which you can demonstrate an on-going commitment to working in collaboration with local employers, practitioners, service users and carers
- Develop a systematic understanding of your field and critically evaluative your approach to current knowledge in practice education
- Gain the core knowledge, skills and values required for the role of Practice Educator in line with current professional standards, and gain opportunities for further research and development
- Benefit from the systematic and independent ability to critically evaluate both theoretical understanding and application in practice.
This course is designed to provide social workers with skills and knowledge to become effective practice educators and contribute to the learning of others, within the work place and the wider context of social work education.
Mapped against the Practice Educator Professional Standards (TCSW 2013), this course is designed to develop graduates who are able to
- Provide effective learning opportunities for learners in the workplace and make judgements about the capabilities of learners through an understanding and application of the Professional Capabilities Framework (TCSW, 2012).
- Apply theories of adult learning in everyday practice to ensure the best outcomes for students and other learners in the workplace.
- Provide leadership to support the development of a learning organisation which provides lifelong learning and continuous professional development for its workers and so improves the quality of experience for service users, families and carers.
How will I be assessed?
Throughout the course students will encounter a wide range of assessments designed to collectively meet a variety of individual learning styles and to support them in their progress towards becoming an autonomous learner. These methods are designed to test students in all the areas necessary for competent practice as an experienced Social Work practitioner, as well as in the academic disciplines underpinning this practice.
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
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