Senior care workers are normally registered for a five-year registration period. During that time, they must complete 90 hours of PRTL - study, training, courses, seminars, reading, teaching or other activities which could reasonably be expected to advance their professional development, or contribute to the development of the profession as a whole.
NISCC PRTL Requirements and the Continuous Learning and Development Standards for Social Care
- The PRTL Requirements are about your learning and development and how you plan, record and account for this to the Social Care Council.
- The Continuous Learning and Development Standards are about what you need to know to do your job effectively. Your training plan should take these Standards into account.
Senior care workers are required to focus their PRTL on the five core Continuous Learning and Development Standards PLUS the Standard on Supervision and Appraisal.
PRTL requirements to maintain registration will vary according to job role. Senior care worker's role is to provide supervision and appraisal of social care workers in addition to providing direct care services. Click on the headings below to find out about of the required Continuous Learning and Development Standard for a senior care worker role. The full PRTL Standards document is available to download from the resources at the bottom of the page.