Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is now an essential component of the regulated social work profession. The Scottish Social Services Council requires that social workers maintain their ongoing training with the aim of ensuring a competent and confident workforce within an established culture of learning.
Social Work at the University of Edinburgh is presently developing its contribution to the professions requirement for CPD. The university's commitment to Knowledge Exchange endorses the existing connections between the social work subject area and local practice agencies and provides a constructive mandate for promoting the exchange between research and practice. An ongoing dialogue between university and workforce colleagues ensures that we are responsive to the learning needs of social workers and create training opportunities which are flexible in their delivery and accessible to the busy professional.
A range of learning opportunities is on offer. Besides our suite of post-qualifying programmes, our regular seminars attract CPD hours and allow practitioners to tap into recent and ongoing research on a variety of relevant subjects. The university network creates potential for knowledge exchange at local, national and international level.
Those wanting to gain academic credit in addition to CPD hours, may choose to undertake post graduate study. Our programmes comprise the MSc/Diploma/Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies (Adult Protection) and the Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Studies (Mental Health Officer Award) .
For full details of our CPD activity, please click on the related links.
This page was published on 15 February 2011