As social care workers gain experience, knowledge and skills, they can progress to more challenging positions such as senior care assistant, senior support worker, or manager. Staff progressing to more responsible roles will have to undertake qualifications appropriate to the job role. They can achieve this through in-service courses, formal study or work-based qualifications such as RCF Certificates and Diplomas. Normally, a social care worker would plan and evaluate their training and development with their manager as part of their PRTL and supervision sessions.
Social care workers must complete 90 hours of training and learning (PRTL) during each three/five year registration period. Guidance on the PRTL Requirements and the Continuous Learning and Development Standards for Social Care Workers is available in Post Registration Training Learning.