social work practice educator


Social work practice educators teach, supervise and assess social work students prior, during and after they have obtained their degree. They contribute to their placement and have the authority to recommend students on the basis of appropriate evidence.

Alternative label

  • practice placement facilitator

  • practice-based educator

  • practice educator

  • practice placement coordinator

  • social work field instructor

  • practice placement worker

  • practice social work educator

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

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