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Education and training standards

Our education and training standards


The education and training standards are the standards against which we will assess and approve social work education and training courses. They have been developed with education and training providers to ensure they are relevant and will mean that students who successfully complete a social work course can meet our professional standards and can apply to be registered with us.

We have published two sets of standards for education and training providers: standards for 2019, which mirror the standards used by the HCPC, with some minor changes, and a new set of standards for 2020 onwards. This approach is designed to allow course providers time to make any changes necessary and to support a smooth transition.

View or download the 2019 education and training standards.

View or download the 2019 education and training standards guidance.

View or download the 2020 education and training standards.

View or download the 2020 education and training standards guidance.

Last updated: 28 November 2019

2019 education and training standards

2020 education and training standards