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Upskilling and maintaining professional qualifications are important in any industry, particularly those who work in the competitive and in-demand field of social care.

Qualified social workers who are looking to boost their employability should pay close attention to their qualifications and training. Luckily, there are plenty of online resources to help keep up to date, including CPD (continuous professional development) training for HCPC qualifications. At Service Care Solutions, we now offer all qualified social workers the ability to study and complete CPD courses online. Best of all, it won’t cost you a cent.

We know that employers look at the training levels of social workers when they’re looking to hire, and ongoing CPD is essential for many organisations in the industry. That’s why we’ve introduced free CPD training for our social workers, allowing our contractors to log in and complete a wide range of activities as and when they please. It’s all part of our investment in our people, particularly those involved in the often-selfless world of social work.

This initiative is in partnership with Elevate Training and Development, which has a dedicated social work training website. We offer an online portal to help make CPD easy and efficient for our contractors, who can complete courses and activities from the comfort of their own homes. We offer this training opportunity to all social workers registered to work with SCS and we pay the annual fees for you. The social work market is competitive for contractors and we want to make sure we give our people the best possible opportunities to stand out from the pack and secure employment, and CPD is a major part of this.

Benefits of CPD

Along with helping social workers stay up to date with qualifications and legislation, CPD is beneficial for a variety of reasons. It not only helps you to maintain a competitive edge over your peers but also ensures your skill level is always in line with the expectations and demands of the time. It keeps your brain sharp and helps you to stay abreast of changes and developments within your industry, allowing you to become an expert in your field and increase your value as an employee. As employers see your willingness to go above the bare minimum for your work, you’ll be viewed as a motivated and conscientious employee. Studies have also proven that ongoing learning has numerous health benefits.

In a competitive market where you are judged on your capabilities and benchmarked against others, CPD is vital. We give our social workers the opportunity to select which courses and documents they want access to, so it’s great for self-starters who are committed to developing.

If you’re looking for qualified social workers jobs or simply want to discuss more about what we can offer, get in touch with us here.
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