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Education and training guidance

For guidance aimed at supporting education and training providers.

Approval of a new courses

Guidance on how Social Work England will process your request for approval of a new qualifying social work course.

Guidance on course changes

Guidance on how we will process your request for changes to a qualifying social work course.

Guidance on the 2019 standards

Guidance on Social Work England’s 2019 qualifying education and training standards.

Guidance on the 2021 standards

Guidance on Social Work England’s 2021 qualifying education and training standards.

Guidance on annual monitoring

This guidance is designed to help education providers understand what to do to comply with our annual monitoring of existing courses.

Assessment of students guidance

This guidance supplements the education and training standards 2021. It is particularly relevant to standard 5, curriculum and assessment.

Practice placements guidance

This guidance supplements the education and training standards 2021. 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.

AMHP guidance

This document explains the approval criteria for approved mental health professional (AMHP) courses.

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