Within the PiP framework there are three Professional Awards which offer development opportunities for social workers with varying degrees of experience and responsibility. They can be achieved through a variety of ways – PiP approved programmes, credit accumulation and the Individual Assessment Route.
NI Consolidation Award in Social Work
For newly qualified social workers or those re-entering the workforce - this award supports the development of in-depth competence, to produce well-rounded, competent and confident practitioners.
NI Specialist Award in Social Work
For social workers involved in complex decision-making requiring high levels of professional responsibility and accountability - this award supports social workers to develop high levels of specialist knowledge, skills and expertise.
NI Leadership and Strategic Award in Social Work
For social workers demonstrating high levels of competence, moving beyond the detail of their own practice to explore a wider perspective where they influence developments and are thought leaders.