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CPD support

Information about our CPD requirements and how to record CPD on your online account.

CPD support

​Last updated: 1 December 2020

If you’re having issues with our website, or the online account is not working as expected, it may be related to the browser you are using or your browser settings. Following the steps in our website support guide may help you solve the problem.

Read this: website support guide

Your online account will only work if you have activated it using the email address we hold as your primary email address. If you need to update your email address, please read our online account guide

If you’ve tried all the steps in the website support guide and you’re still not able to record CPD on your online account, please email [email protected]. To help us understand the issue, please include screenshots and as many details as possible.

The CPD requirement

You must record CPD before 30 November every year if you want to renew your registration.

Read this: what you need to do (CPD)

Where to record CPD

You must record CPD on your online account. Once you’ve logged in to your online account, select the ‘CPD overview’ link in the section called 'Your CPD'. You can then add a new CPD entry using either the structured or unstructured form.

Read this: how to record CPD
Read this: online account guide

Who needs to record CPD

All registered social workers must record at least one piece of CPD, even if they are not practising. The CPD requirement is not linked to your employment situation, for example you are still required to record CPD if you are on maternity or paternity leave.

Read this: what you need to do (CPD)

What counts as CPD

We want to see how you have reflected on your learning and how the CPD has improved your practice.

Read this: What counts as CPD?

How much CPD you should record

To provide evidence that you are meeting the professional standard on CPD, you must record at least 1 piece of CPD by the 30 November every year.

Read this: what you need to do (CPD)

Additional support

We want to make sure that our processes are accessible to everyone. Please let us know if you need:

  • support to record CPD
  • any CPD information in another format
  • an adjustment to the CPD process because of disability

You can call us on 0808 196 2274 or email [email protected] to tell us about what you need, or if you have any questions.

Contact us

If you have any questions that we have not addressed above, or following the steps in the website support guide did not help, you can call us on 0808 196 2274 or email [email protected].

When contacting us, please include your full name, home postcode, Social Work England registration number, and date of birth. This will allow us to access your account and better support you with your enquiry.

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