How to become a Practice Educator

The Practice Educators course is a free course designed to prepare a clinician to supervise a student on clinical placement. Physiotherapy student supervisors are called Practice Educators. To become an educator you need to complete the 3 days of a practice educators course.

Day one covers:

  • Learning and Teaching theories and their application in placement learning
  • Negotiated Learning Agreement
  • Structured learning plans
  • Principles of assessment

Day two covers:

  • A brief summary of day one
  • Application of Assessment Theory
  • Assessment skills
  • Processes and procedures specific to Keele
  • Placement documentation
  • Disability and Equal Opportunities

Day three (Approval Session) covers:

The approval session is designed to give new educators the opportunity to discuss their experiences and share good practice with others in a similar position. 

Attendees will have had at least one student placed with them before attending and will be given a certificate for their CPD once the course has been completed.

It usually takes place within 6 months of completing day 2 (unless practice educator has not been able to supervise a student within that period). 

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