Continuous Professional Development for Social Care Workers

You have joined a career that makes a positive difference to people's lives and well being and is one where you can develop and grow through continuous professional development (CPD). This resource provides guidance and information to support your CPD journey.


The Social Care Council works with key partners and professionals in Northern Ireland to promote a career in social care and to ensure workforce learning and development is a key element for organisation's providing social care services. This resource provides information and guidance about workforce learning and development including;

  • What is CPD?
  • Why CPD is a registration requirement?
  • How employers can support CPD.
  • CPD and Social Care qualifications
  • How the Learning Zone can support your CPD journey

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Published 02/09/20.

CPD for Social Care Workers