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Social work qualification verification service

If you qualified as a social worker before the introduction of the social work degree, and you no longer have your certificate, you can apply for a letter which will verify that you have the relevant qualification. 

Apply for a qualification verification letter

If you qualified as a social worker before the introduction of the social work degree, and you no longer have your certificate, you can apply for a letter which will verify that you have the relevant qualification. 

Check your qualification is eligible for a verification letter

Information included in the letter

The verification letter includes:

  • your name (as it was at the time of qualification)
  • details of your qualification
  • where you obtained the qualification
  • when you obtained the qualification

The letter is not proof of identity. It is also not proof of Social Work England registration. It is the employer’s responsibility to check your identity and whether you are registered with one of the four UK social work regulators.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Approved qualifications obtained in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland are the responsibility of:

Apply for a verification letter

The verification service normally takes up to 20 working days. During busy periods we will tell you if is likely to take longer.

We will only issue letters of verification at your request, but you can ask us to send the letter of verification directly to an employer or employment agency.

If you have any questions, please contact us on [email protected].

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