Welcome to the Learning Zone - Supporting CPD throughout your career

As the regulator for the social care workforce, the Social Care Council works to ensure registrants put its Standards of Conduct and Practice at the heart of social care and social work practice and education. Adherence to the Standards supports the delivery of effective social care services both now and in the future. The Learning Zone aims to

  • provide registrants with a range of information that they need to know and remember – providing an aid to their continuous learning and development (CPD) including PRTL requirements.
  • ensure registrants are provided with consistent messages about standards, values and best practice and why continuous learning facilitates delivery of safe, effective and value-led care and support.
  • offer registrants a range of free learning resources and guides that they can work through at their own pace, as and when they need to do so. They is to support registrants to take responsibility for their own learning and development to become reflective practitioners. This supports registrants to meet Standard of Conduct 6 and Standard of Practice 6.

The resources do not replace the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers are provided with comprehensive training that enables them to deliver safe, effective care and support to meet the training requirements within their roles and settings.

Employers are more than welcome to use the Social Care Council’s resources and guides within the workplace to support a continuous learning culture which has standards and values at its core.

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Featured Resources

Mobile App designed for social workers, social work students and early years professionals working with/supporting children aged 0-6 years. It can also be used by parents and other health and social care professionals. (Updated Oct. 2018). Winner of husITa Best Human Services App Award 2017.