Qualification Updates

Information on Qualifications

The Children’s Social Care Academy encourages the professional development of all staff across the service.  If a member of staff is exploring qualifications it is important to consider the following:

  • There must be an identified need at an individual level that is matched to the need of the service.
  • The Academy currently has funding streams of the Open University Social Work Degree and Post Qualifying Children and Families Studies.   The Academy is not in a position to fund Diplomas in social care at present.
  • If a member of staff is self funding a qualification related to a service need, The Academy encourages staff to negotiate study time with their manager.