Social 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 Workers
- 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.
Social care workers are required to focus their PRTL on the five core Continuous Learning and Development Standards
PRTL requirements to maintain registration will vary according to job role. Social care worker's role is to provide service users with direct personal care and practical support. Click on the headings below to find out about the Continuous Learning and Development Standard required for a social care worker role. The full PRTL Standards document is available to download from the resources at the bottom of the page.