The Council proposed that qualifying education and training should be extended from 2 to 3 years, with college and employment-based routes, replacing the CSS which was widely seen as an inferior qualification. The proposals were rejected by government. In 1987, CCETSW published The Qualifying Diploma in Social Work. A Policy Statement, in which it argued for a three year qualification in social work. Athough generally supported, it was again rejected by government. Planning began towards post-qualifying awards.
Source: University of Chester, Riverside Museum.