Children's and Adults Social Care CPD

CPD for both children's and adults services

All the sessions ensure you meet the key knowledge and skill for social work. Don't know anything about the KSS? You need to attend the sessions!

Key Knowledge and Skills (KSS)

Two hour briefings (1.30pm to 3.30pm) for all social workers - as well as social work managers to further understand the KSS. The aim is to ensure you are able to develop your own CPD as well as social work practice, by the appropriate understanding of the KSS and the PCF and what they mean for your role.

More information about the sessions.

You can book one of the dates below by clicking on the date you would like to attend. (the June date is aimed at for supervisors of social workers only and the remaining dates for a mix of both social workers and supervisors, such as APs the 29 June, 26 July, 10 August, 26 September, 25 October, 23 November,12 December

Practice Supervisor programme: applications - deadline extended to 10 July midday for sending to SELTP on the 12 July.

This level 5 certificate accredited by the ILM in leadership and management course is for those who supervise the social work practice of others.  Click on the links below for information and the application form. You also need to attend the induction day on the 12 September. This course is not the same as the council corporate ILM course, as is linked to the PCF and KSS which are social work capabilities/knowledge


Application form Council sponsorship form not required

Aspiring Leader programme: applications by 10 July midday as deadline has been extended

This level 5 award accredited by the ILM in leadership and management course is for those social workers who aspire to, or have recently become a team leader, or Advanced Practitioner (in children' social care). You will also need to attend the induction day on the 12 September. This course is not the same as the council corporate ILM course, as is linked to the PCF and KSS.


Application form Council sponsorship form not required

Subject Matter Experts ILM level 5. deadline as above

We don't have dates, but it will be in the autumn. You may wish to speak to Nathan Glew, Patricia Comley or Kusam Bedi for more information.

Practice Endorsers programme, run by Skills for Care, deadline as above.

This new course is for those who will be observing the social work practice of others, at whatever level, for example, observing a manager supervising a member of staff, or a social worker working with a family or individual. Good for Any IRO, those who moderate portfolios, those who observe and write reports on social workers who are doing their practice education modules. Contact Kusam Bedi, Nathan Glew or Patricia Comley.

Senior managers programme Level 7: deadline has been extended to 10 July

This ILM level 7 Award is for senior managers and heads of service only. The programme starts in September 2017. Induction date is likely to be 12 September.

Information and application forms not yet available, email Kusam to ensure you get the form when it is available. This programme is not the same as the Council ILM programme.

MA in Advanced Social Work: Practice Education (includes modules to manage student social workers).

For modules in July please forward the application form as soon as possible to Kusam Bedi or Claire Ede as below. For modules in the autumn please send by the 10 July.

More information

This is masters level qualification, but modules can be taken without committing to the full qualification. Modules 1 and 2 are required to manage student social workers. Council sponsorship forms and Goldsmiths application process to be followed.

For Practice Education modules 1 and 2, you will need to contact Claire Eden and agree to manage a student social worker. You can only do either module 1, or module 2 not both in the same academic year.

Direct work

MA in understanding domestic violence and sexual abuse. Deadline 20 June

More information

Direct practice application form (108KB - DOCX)

Individual modules as accredited courses only. One place is available on the whole MA, but you can apply for individual modules, which have an assignment. Suitable for both adults and children's social workers.

Care Act and Social Work: practice policy and the law Deadline 20 June

This module builds on your existing learning and supports you to critically analyse and reflect on legislation and concepts associated with the Care Act and social work.

Please use this application form.Direct practice application form (108KB - DOCX)

Southwark social workers have access to OpenAthens for journals. Email Kusam Bedi to find out how to create an account.

Making Research Count (MRC)

Southwark subscribes to MRC. In each session, the speaker will discuss recent research on a topic and its implications for social work and social care practice. You can view seminars and workshops locally and book them on mylearningsource. If a course you are interested is not on our website, then contact us and we can add it to the list of training dates.

Research in Practice (RiP)

Southwark subscribes to RiP. The website has tools, publications and information as well as training and events taking place across the country. There are also a number of e-learning programmes and activities to support you in your profession. They can all be be booked on the RiP website.

The British Library Welfare Portal

You can register for free and access the latest research and literature around social care. Email alerts and newsletters can be sent to you.

 Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) are an independent charity working with adults, families and children's social care and social work services across the UK. It works to improve the lives of those using care services by sharing information and experience about what works. They develop useful resources in collaboration with experts – this includes service users and their carers. Take a look at their free eLearning courses.

National institute for Clinical Excellence

Develops and provides guidance on social care, health and public health.

Last updated: 27 June 2017