Credit Accumulation Route
Professional in Practice Credit Accumulation allows social workers to gain professional credits for a broad range of learning and development which can be gained through taught or self-directed study.
Time spent on learning activities can be used to achieve Professional in Practice credits and Professional in Practice Credits can be used as a way to maintain PRTL or exchanged for Requirements within the Professional Awards.
When you have accumulated sufficient credits you can consider claiming a professional requirement.
The Credit Accumulation Formula is “2 + 1”
“1 hour learning activity + a brief reflective analysis = 2 learning credits + record impact = 3 credits”
Social workers (claimants) can gain credits from reflection on learning (1 hour learning activity + a brief reflective analysis = 2 learning credits).
By demonstrating impact, additional credits can be claimed (1 credit per hour of learning).
Impact means demonstrating application of your learning on the following (choose 1 or more as appropriate):
- Service Users and Carers
- Self (development of new skill /knowledge or further development of existing skill/knowledge)
- Service (e.g. developing and implementing a new service)
- Supplementary (teaching/training, leadership within social work locally or nationally)
Click on the links below to find out more.
PiP Verification of Learning Animation
Click here to access the PiP Verification of Learning Animation.