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Guidance documents

Approval of a new courses

This document provides guidance on how Social Work England will process your request for approval of a new qualifying social work course.

Guidance on course changes

This document provides guidance on how we will process your request for changes to a qualifying social work course.

Guidance on the 2019 standards

This document provides guidance on Social Work England’s 2019 qualifying education and training standards.

Guidance on the 2020 standards

This document provides guidance on Social Work England’s 2020 qualifying education and training standards.

Assessment of students guidance

This guidance supplements the education and training standards 2020. It is particularly relevant to standard 5, curriculum and assessment.

Practice placements guidance

This guidance supplements the education and training standards 2020. In particular, this guidance is relevant to standard 2, the learning environment.

Raise a concern about a course

This guidance has been written for anyone who may want to raise a concern about a social work course, providing guidance on how we will handle concerns.