Social work and practice

As a social worker, or working in social work teams, you work with people to tap into their strengths and help them find solutions to their problems. This may be helping to protect vulnerable people from harm or abuse or supporting people to live independently. You work with individuals, their families and others around them so the pressure and demand can feel immense.

Training and development plays a vital role in exploring the context you work in, developing your practice, expanding your legal literacy – as well as supporting your ongoing CPD. If you are a registered social worker, our courses can be used for your annual registration renewal with Social Work England. Equally, your wellbeing and resilience can be supported through training.

Please see the suite of courses we can offer to support you as you undertake this vital role.

Suicide and self harm awareness

Explore suicide & self-harm facts, signs, triggers. Learn approach, support, discuss openly. Offering the chance to share private issues at the end of the course.

Training for the mental health tribunal

Social workers learn mental health tribunal law, report provision & testimony. Our speakers include a Judge and a person with lived experience.

Professional curiosity – a reflection on practice

Are you a professionally curious practitioner? What does professionally curiosity mean to you, and why is it important?

Personal assessment and support planning

Enhance your social care assessments and support plans, reflect on what 'strengths-based practice' and 'positive risk taking' means in practice.

Care act 2014 – a reflection on practice

Enhance social work assessments: Reflect on Wellbeing Principle, strengths-based practice, case law, and uphold professional development.

Assessed and support year of employment

Discover the ASYE Newly Qualified Social Worker Programme: Transition to professional, assessment process, portfolio building, and goal development.

Introduction to mental health and substance misuse

Virtual course covers mental health: facts, myths, diagnoses, symptoms, treatments, service provision, referral organisations for social care.

Difficult conversation – a reflection on practice

Boost confidence in managing tough conversations: Define, explore, and provide tools and tips for effective communication.

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