Education and training standards

Education and training standards are the requirements that we expect social work courses to meet.

Our standards have been developed with education and training providers to ensure they are relevant and will mean that people qualify ready to become social workers.

We are also publishing our first set of education and training standards (2019), which will be implemented when we become the regulator for social work. These standards will mirror the standards that are used by the current regulator, with some minor changes. The reason we are taking this approach is to allow course providers time to make any changes that are required as a result of our new 2020 standards.

Qualifying education and training standards 2019

Qualifying education and training standards 2020

Qualifying education and training standards guidance 2020

Assessment of social work students guidance 2020

Practice placements guidance 2020