Information about the standards for the regulation of social work education and training are:
For qualifying social work programmes
For post qualifying social work programmes
There are also specific sets of requirements for some post qualifying programmes. Programmes that have specific requirements must also meet the overarching post qualifying requirements:
The Consolidation Programme – part of the Continuing Professional Education and Learning framework (CPEL)
The Experienced Practice, Senior Practice and Consultant Social Work programmes within the CPEL framework
The Approved Mental Health Professionals' Programme
Other standards and guidance to promote high standards include:
Guidance to social work degree providers on assessing students
Questions about the Assessment Framework for the social work degree
Standards for practice learning in the social work degree for programme providers, local authorities and students.
Social work programmes must involve people who use services in the management and delivery of approved programmes
As the regulator of professional social work education, we quality assure all approved social work programmes on an annual basis. We report on this activity and the most recent report can be found below. The fact sheet gives a summary of the information in the report.
To apply for a programme to become approved please contact us