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Training & development

Social Worker CPD Framework

There are many entries into social work. 

Typical progression

  1. Student / Apprentice Social Worker
  2. Newly Qualified Social Worker
  3. Social Worker
  4. Experienced Social Worker
  5. Advanced Social Worker
  6. Strategic Social Worker

Routes and development

University BA/MA route

  • You may operate in any of the following areas of practice, depending on your specialisms (adults/children): Child in Need, Child Protection, Looked After Children, Fostering & Adoption, Leaving Care, Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children, Children with Disabilities, Integrated Neighbourhood Teams, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism, Hospital Teams, Safeguarding, Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Graduate Trainee Scheme

  • Post qualifying modules:  Access to a range of post qualifying CPD opportunities
  • Some modules may be dependent on experience and length of time qualified

Apprenticeship, Step Up to Social Work and Open University BA, MA, PG Dip

Student / Apprentice Social Workers and Newly Qualified Social Workers

  • Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE)
  • ASYE PQ module (40 credits towards masters)

Ongoing progression

  • Post qualifying modules:  Models of Leadership and Management; Induction, supervision and staff development in operational management; Managing risk managing change (may be dependent on experience and length of time qualified)
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills through becoming an Onsite Supervisor, Practice Educator, Mentor, ASYE Assessor, Apprentice Mentor (may be dependent on length of time qualified)
  • Practice Supervisor Development Programme (may be dependent on experience and length of time qualified
  • Organisational specific leadership and management programmes
  • Opportunities to be involved in practitioner teaching and admission assessment days