Ideas for reaching your CPD requirements before the deadline

All social workers are required to have recorded their continuing professional development (CPD) for 2022 by November 30th in order to renew their Social Work England registration. Still need to complete yours? Don’t panic – our dedicated team at Social Personnel have put together some easy ideas on how to reach your CPD requirements before the deadline. 


Read a book 


If you’re a bit of a bookworm then this is the perfect way to get some CPD in! Our knowledgeable team has put together the following suggestions to get you started: 


Explores contemporary social work theories and perspectives in a systematic way, using an integrated and flexible framework to link context, theory, and practice approaches. 


‘A memoir of forgiveness, survival and my journey from homeless to Harvard.’ This memoir illuminates the hardship of growing up in an abusive household and celebrates human resilience. 


(Plus, you can grab it for only £1.75 on eBay!).


Chronicling the realities of clinical depression, this autobiographical style tale follows the journey of Ellie Wurzel as she battles the illness throughout her childhood and beyond. 


Remember to reflect after engaging in this piece of self-directed learning and record what you’ve learned and how you will apply this new knowledge to the workplace. 


Listen to a podcast


Series one of this podcast looks closely at the 6 standards that social workers must know, understand and be able to do as part of their role.


Georgie Steele offers insight into being a parent carer and how storytelling has helped her to gain perspective on her situation, including what has happened and how she copes in her caring role.


Shares the experiences of other social workers to help widen the listeners understanding of social work, including best practises, things to avoid and overcoming challenging situations. 


On the job learning 


This is a great way to fit in your CPD if you’re pressed for time. Make a record of what you learned from a specific day/insance at work and how you will use this to improve future practice. 




Received some feedback from your colleague? Regardless of whether it was praise or constructive criticism, you can reflect on what went well/wrong and what you gained from the feedback. 


We hope you found some CPD inspiration within this guide. For further career advice or to browse our social work vacancies, contact our team via email at [email protected]. Happy learning!

carlette Isaac

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