Understanding The PCF

The PCF is divided into nine domains. To view the capability descriptors for each level within a specific domain, follow the links below :

The domains are interdependent. They represent the knowledge, skills and values that social workers need to practice effectively. For students, they demonstrate how your knowledge, values and skills should develop during initial training. For each domain a top-level statement is followed by a more detail explanation, which you can read here:

DomainsDomains within the PCF

The PCF has Nine Levels: from beginning social worker training to the strategic social work level. Within each level distinct capabilities have been identified that practitioners are expected to evidence.