Social Work Practice Educator Training

Pauline Ashworth, teaching fellow in the Department, in discussion with social work students

Practice educators play an important role in the education of new social workers, offering guidance and assessing students’ first-hand experiences of becoming a social worker. 

Become a practice educator with the knowledge and skills to support our future social workers 

Our training courses - September 2014

We run two related training courses for registered social workers who wish to gain the necessary qualification to work as practice educators:

Our training will equip you with the knowledge, skills and approaches necessary to best support BA and MA social work students, and enable you to meet the HCPC requirement for a formal practice teaching qualification.

Training is split into two stages, to reflect the two levels of placement students must undertake: Stage 1 training is required for practice educators supporting students’ initial placement in their first year of study; Stage 2 training for supporting students in their longer, final placement.

Application and contacts

We welcome applications from the entire Yorkshire and Humberside region and beyond. See the 'How to apply' tab within the Stage 1 and Stage 2 course information pages. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon Harrison, Programme Administrator:

North Yorkshire County Council applicants should contact Paula Hopkins ( for more information about NYCC Enabling Practice courses accredited by the University of York.