Professional in Practice Professional Awards
The Professional in Practice Framework has three Professional Awards which offer development opportunities for social workers with varying degrees of experience and responsibility.
Professional in Practice awards can be achieved in a variety of ways:
- The Professional in Practice Approved Programme Route
- The Credit Accumulation Route
- The Individual Assessment Route
The three Professional in Practice Professional Awards are as follows:
- NI Consolidation Award in Social Work
- NI Specialist Award in Social Work
- NI Leadership and Strategic Award in Social Work
For newly qualified social workers or those re-entering the workforce - this award supports the development of in-depth competence, to produce well-rounded, competent and confident practitioners.
For social workers involved in complex decision-making requiring high levels of professional responsibility and accountability - this award supports social workers to develop high levels of specialist knowledge, skills and expertise.
For social workers demonstrating high levels of competence, moving beyond the detail of their own practice to explore a wider perspective where they influence developments and are thought leaders.