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Practice Education PGC

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Teacher / Trainer Assessment

Course type


Course Summary


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.

The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) in Practice Education has been designed to build on these established provisions and to facilitate the development of experienced and expert practitioners in social work.

Course information

This course is designed for social workers who have completed social work pre-registration training and are in employment. The aim of this course is to give social workers the opportunity to enhance their career prospects via gaining a postgraduate level qualification. Opportunities are also available within the faculty to progress your studies beyond the Postgraduate Certificate to a full master’s degree.

The purpose of this course is to raise standards to ensure that pre and post-qualifying social work education, placement provision and continuous professional development of qualified practitioners is of a high quality and serves the interests of both employers and develops social workers to support them in delivering the best possible services to service users.

Career prospects

All students on this course will already be in employment as qualified social workers. However, the course embeds enhanced employability through a variety of initiatives such as the further development of transferable skills (e.g. communication and assessment skills, leadership and mentoring skills). These skills develop the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative in complex and unpredictable professional environments.

Different course options

Full time | Coventry University | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Practice Teaching and Education Part 2 (PEPS Stage 2)
Practice Teaching and Education Part 1 (PEPS Stage 2)
Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice Part 2 (PEPS Stage 1)
The Developing Practitioner in Social Work
Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice Part 1 Practice Educator’s Professional Standards - (PEPS Stage 1)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

All applicants will normally have two years post qualification experience in order to comply with the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards, and must be working as a social worker in the UK. Applicants to the Postgraduate Certificate in Practice Education will be required to supervise a social work student/learner for modules 7000SW Mentoring, Supervision and Assessment in Practice and 7001SW Practice Teaching and Education.

University information

Coventry University is famed for its top-class student support facilities, including the Jaguar Centre, which was designed specifically to support postgraduate students. Postgraduate courses are offered in an array of subjects like Creative Writing, Social Work, Financial Management, Aerospace Engineering and Psychology. You can gain a postgraduate qualification through teaching, online learning or research. Options include: Certificate...more

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