Leading on continuing professional development is one of the most important roles for a professional association. It enables social workers to acquire new knowledge and skills as well as maintain and improve their standards across all areas of their practice.
ProfDE programmes will take account of the diversity in the social work qualifying and post-qualifying education landscape across the UK. The programme will assist social workers to meet the CPD requirements of all the UK regulators. It is part of BASW’s aim to be a ‘one stop’ online information portal for UK social work training and development on its new web site in early 2018.
BASW ProfDe is designed to accommodate the different regulatory requirements across the UK's four nations.
BASW assists social workers in this process in a variety of ways:
BASW is currently developing a programme of activities which include direct training events, video masterclasses and webinars. We will be advertising an ongoing programme of events commencing November 2017 and the topics currently being commissioned include:
The BASW Accreditation scheme for providers of continuing professional development for social workers is now welcoming applications for the Individual Provider strand pilot and the Organisation strand live scheme. This scheme is open to all individuals or organisations who provide learning and development opportunities for social workers with the next application cut-off organised for Monday 4 June 2018. To find out more and/or submit an application, please email email@example.com.
The BASW Accreditation Scheme is also recruiting reviewers to evaluation applications and make recommendations to the Accreditation Review Panel.
ProfDE online is the eLearning resource for BASW members.
Self-teaching and flexible working is increasingly important and reflected in a growing demand for online learning.
We are now developing a list of modules, masterclasses and podcasts thus providing a flexible, interactive way of keeping up to date with progressing your CPD across social work and social work specialisms, and which compliments other innovative BASW Prof DE activities.
BASW is interested in hearing from you suggestions for future ProfDE activities and learning. Please contact us by email - profDE@basw.co.uk