University of Winchester

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The University of Winchester

Practice Education (Taught)

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Course summary

  • Develop essential skills to successfully support learning and teaching in contemporary professional contexts
  • Learn to critically reflect and evaluate your own current practice
  • Benefit from significant opportunities for application, on-the-job learning, and research
  • Collaborate with other professionals and learn from passionate and dedicated staff in a community of knowledge
  • Join a programme that is accessible to working professionals with different schedules and demands on time.
Are you an experienced practitioner who is interested in supporting and developing learning in your professional workplace? The Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education provides multi-professional education for health and social care practitioners undertaking a practice educator role. The programme is delivered flexibly, with significant opportunities for application, on-the-job learning, and research. This course is appropriate for anyone with the responsibility for supporting student learning and workforce development/education within community healthcare, NHS, local authorities, private, social care or voluntary services. Our exciting programme of study is taught via online learning and is applicable to professionals working across a range of health care and social work settings. It is divided into two equally-weighted modules, which are mapped to the Social Work Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) stages 1 and 2. The first module, Supporting Learners in Practice Education, will cover the application of creative supervisory methods that address complexity of learning, including different models of supervision. You will explore how to manage complex and contentious issues such as managing failing students, unconscious bias, diversity, appeals and assessment bias. This module will include assessing performance in practice, assessment standardisation and observation of supervisory and assessment skills. The second module, Leading Learning in Practice Education, will encourage you to develop your own practice by demonstrating application of practice, new roles and contemporary practices such as long arm supervision. There will be a focus on leadership in practice education, facilitating a culture of supervision and learning support and interprofessional working. In the final component you will address supervision in practice through the implementation of a quality improvement project around supervision and practice education. You can take the modules over 1 year, starting in either January or September, or over 2 years. The course has been structured to be accessible to working professionals with different schedules and demands on time. The assessment has been designed to be appropriate for application in practice and will consist of a portfolio and the implementation and evaluation of a quality improvement project.


Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honour degree awarded in the past 6 years or professional experience in the area of study.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Student Visa sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £2920 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2920 Whole course
Scotland £2920 Whole course
Wales £2920 Whole course
Channel Islands £2920 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £2920 Whole course
EU £3085 Whole course
International £3085 Whole course

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
Practice Education at University of Winchester - UCAS