PRTL for Social Workers and Social Care Managers

9 August 2017

PRTL for Social Workers and Social Care Managers

If you are a social worker or social care manager, you may be part of the sample selected in August 2017 to submit your PRTL for audit. Letters for those selected in this audit sample are being sent out during August and submissions must be returned by 1 December 2017.

If you have been selected, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • Summary of your social work/social care role
  • Copy of your Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  • Summary of PRTL Activities Undertaken - Record of Achievement
  • Personal Statement - to reflect on your learning and development

To help you complete your Audit Submission, please make sure to download a copy of the PRTL Guidance and the PRTL Recording Form relevant to your appropriate role from the NISCC website at:

Social work registrants who in the three years preceding their renewal of registration date have accrued a minimum of one requirement or 100 Professional in Practice credits are exempt from audit and will not be included in the sample for that point.

 From the December, 2017 audit point social workers called for audit who do not have previous credits/requirement in the Professional in Practice Framework have the option of enrolling for PiP on the NISCC portal and claiming a minimum of 100 credits by the hand in date.

 When completed  they need to advise NISCC of same, this will be assessed and may confirm exemption. Information on credit accumulation and exemption from PRTL audit can be found on our website Professional in Practice Framework .

Support to undertake this work may be available from the Workforce Development Team in your organisation.

For further advice about the PRTL Audit, please contact Jan Houston, Professional Adviser, on 028 9536 2960 or by email:

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