Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This programme facilitates your transition of qualified social worker from being enabled by others, to becoming enablers of others, by meeting the practice education requirements as set out in the Practice Education Professional standards (PEPS). Enhance your professional social work skills and develop your capacities in critical reflection, supervision and professional leadership, so that you can practice at a specialist level and improve outcomes for users of services. Upon completion of this programme you will have an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of adult learning, learning organisations and continuous professional development. You will know the meaning and scope of ?practice education? within a national and professional context and the role of the practice educator and practice assessor as well as the pre-qualifying social work student within that context (this is also in reference to the PCF and PEPS). You will be assessed via a portfolio, comprising of various placement-related documents. Upon graduation, you will have developed the knowledge and skills required to apply for specialist practitioner roles and/or more advanced social work/ welfare positions such as those within leadership and practice management.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above or equivalent in an appropriate social work subject at undergraduate (level 6) or postgraduate / masters (level 7). Students must have a minimum of two years post qualifying experience. Students must currently be employed as a social worker. Students must have a satisfactory DBS check.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.