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Practice Educators – PEPS Stage 1 and PEPS Stage 2 Process

This is the process and documentation necessary to compile your Practice Educator portfolio for qualification at Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards for Social Work (PEPS 2020). For any queries, please contact

Student Paperwork

Please note that the paperwork below is only relevant to students who are completing placements prior to the 2021-22 academic year. For the new academic year, all placement paperwork will be submitted using students’ individual portfolios on PebblePad. Full information will be given to students, Practice Educators and On-Site Supervisors before placements commence.

The placement learning element of your programme is vital for preparing you for becoming a Social Worker. You will spend a total of 170 days (70 days in second year and 100 days in third year for BA or 70 days in first year and 100 days in the final year for MA) which could be in a Local Authority or a Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) setting. The placement is a requirement of social work education and is an opportunity for you to put the academic learning that you receive on the course into practice. Below you will find the forms and information that you will need for completing your placement portfolio as well as resources, useful links and practice educator information which will help you get the most from your time spent on placement

Commencing Placement

The Midpoint

Finishing Placement

Placement Information for Students

Information for Placement Areas

Quality Assurance in Practice Learning (QAPL)

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