Assessed Year in Employment for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Learning and development is continuous throughout social workers' professional life. This page provides guidance and support for social workers from newly qualified onwards on their professional development and what they need to do.


Your professional journey begins with the Assessed Year in Employment (AYE) followed by the Professional in Practice - a framework through which social workers can undertake professional awards and gain professional credits for a broad range of learning and development which can be gained through taught or self-directed study.

Candidates selected for AYE Audit will be contacted and invited to submit their information online via the Social Care Council Registration Portal.

Scroll down and click on "Open Adapt Module" to access the AYE digital guide, AYE forms and find out more about the AYE Audit.

If you need any help/support using this resource, please contact the Social Care Council. Click here to provide feedback.

Republished - 26/05/21

Assessed Year in Employment (AYE)