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We want to know what you think about our proposals for changes to the way SSSC registered workers need to complete their post registration training and learning (PRTL), also known as continuous learning.

We want to make sure that what we ask registrants to do for continuous learning is clear, proportionate and helps you to make a positive difference to the way you work and the people you support.

Five different social services have been helping us test different methods of recording and reflecting on learning and now we want you to tell us your thoughts in our consultation.

Overview of proposed changes

What will stay the same

  • The number of hours of learning that you are required to do.
  • The expectation that your learning is varied and relevant to your post.
  • The requirement for social workers and newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) to undertake learning that supports them to protect both adults and children from harm.
  • The SSSC will continue to monitor the process (we currently do this through sampling PRTL forms).

What will be different

  • You can record your learning in a variety of different formats.
  • You will discuss your learning with your supervisor/manager.
  • At the end of your registration period, you will be asked to submit a signed verification form to the SSSC rather than your whole learning record.

Complete the consultation survey

The consultation survey asks some key questions to help us gather your views. It is open from 27 May to 21 July 2019.

You can complete the survey here.

We’re particularly looking for the views of:

  • SSSC registered workers
  • supervisors/managers.