Post-qualifying framework issued

The two-year updating of social work post-qualifying training is
nearly completed with the publication of the proposed

If adopted – the proposals are to be consulted on for six
weeks – the new post-qualifying framework will be introduced
in early 2006. The three new awards are in specialist social work,
higher specialist social work and advanced social work.

The England Post-qualifying Consortia welcomed it, but had
concerns about the abolition of a certificate awarded to people
under the current system one-third of the way through their

It said the proposals for the new system did not contain any
equivalent mid-course awards which recognised workers’
progress when they couldn’t complete the courses.

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