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Standards overview

Our professional standards for social workers and education and training standards for course providers.

Professional standards

Our professional standards reflect the value and diversity of social work practice and the positive impact it has on people’s lives, families and communities.

Education and training standards

We will approve social work courses against the education and training standards to ensure that students who successfully complete a course can meet our professional standards.


Guidance on the professional standards, education and training standards, practice placements and assessments of students.

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