The Social Care Council registration process is an online process through the Online Portal. All social care workers, social work students and UK-qualified social workers must use this system to register, pay fees, update their registration details and record their training and learning. Guidance for Internationally Qualified Social Workers (IQSWs) is available below.
New Applicants (Social Work and Social Care)
For most new applicants, their employer will support them to create their Online Portal account and submit their application form. People who are new to social care will be expected to complete their application as part of induction to their new job role. Scroll down for advice on using the portal.
Internationally Qualified Social Workers (IQSWs)
Internationally qualified social workers applying for the first time cannot use the Online application system and should continue to use the paper application form They will be able to use the Online Portal once their registration is approved. Guidance on Social Care Council registration, working and living in Northern Ireland is available in the niscc.info/registration-standards/iqsws-guidance-for-internationally-qualified-social-workers-iqswsIQSW section.
The Registration Process
We manage each application according to the guidelines set out in the Registration Rules. This is to confirm your suitability to work safely in social care services. For further information you can contact the Customer Service Team if you need advice about registering; if you are unable to use the online service because of your disability, or if you do not have access a computer.
Download your guide to Applying for Registration below: