Credit Accumulation

PiP Credit Accumulation allows social workers to earn professional credits for a broad range of learning and development which can be gained through taught or self-directed study.
Time spent on learning activities can be used to achieve PiP credits. PiP Credits can be used as a way to maintain PRTL or exchanged for Requirements within the Professional Awards.

When you have accumulated sufficient credits you can consider claiming a professional requirement

Our next submission point will run in 2020.

In our associated resources (below) you will find guides and tips to help you record your credits and claim your requirements. Please use our checklist to ensure you have everything required to make your claim click CHECKLIST to view.

Credit Accumulation Formula “2 + 1”

“1 hour learning activity + a brief reflective analysis = 2 learning credits + record impact = 3 credits”

Social workers (claimants) can gain credits from reflection on learning (1 hour learning activity & a brief reflective analysis = 2 learning credits). By demonstrating impact, additional credits can be claimed (1 credit per hour of learning).Impact means demonstrating application of your learning on the following (choose 1 or more as appropriate):

  •  Service Users and Carers
  •  Self (development of new skill /knowledge or further development of existing skill/knowledge)
  •  Service (e.g. developing and implementing a new service)
  •  Supplementary (teaching/training, leadership within social work locally or nationally)

Associated Resources