Practice placements are an important part of the Social Education course and are integrated into the whole of the curriculum. International students are able to get a practice placement through UCL.
The aims of a practice placement are: to give you the opportunity to participate in various kinds of social education work; to learn how to carry out social educational tasks; and to tackle problem situations in a professional manner, alone and in cooperation with the staff of the practice placement institution.
‘Competence goals’ have been laid down for practice placements, describing what the outcomes of a practice placement period are meant to be. A test is held after each practice placement period, to ensure that the outcomes are profitable and relevant to you.
Social Education students typically do practice placements in the following places:
- day nurseries
- after-school clubs (SFO)
- residential care homes
- 24-hour care centres
- group homes
- day centres
If you have any questions about the opportunities open to you as an international student, please contact the International Coordinators of the degree course directly.