Developing Together Social Work  Teaching Partnership

Accredited CPD courses

Developing Together Teaching Partnership want Social Workers to enjoy their jobs, feel supported and have opportunities to progress and specialise in their chosen area of practice. We are committed to developing your social work skills and experience, through embracing a culture of continuous learning.

Our CPD programme aims to:

  • Provide development opportunities at different stages during your Social Worker career;
  • Offer a range of accredited options to strengthen professional practice skills, practice learning capabilities and support research informed practice;
  • Offer accredited training for new or aspiring social work managers;
  • Support practitioners to meet proposed government plans for assessment and accreditation.

Our HEI partner Kingston University delivers a programme of credit bearing modules and the key qualifications offered are:

– PG Cert Practice Education

– PG Cert Professional Development in Social Work

– PG Cert Leadership and Management in Social Care

– Best Interest Assessor short-course

– PG Diploma Professional Education & Training

– PG Diploma Professional Development in Social Work

– MA Professional Education and Training

– MA Advanced Social Work

To learn more about the modules Kingston University deliver click here.


Coaching and Mentoring Course

The Teaching Partnership is currently supporting 20 practitioners to complete the Coaching and Mentoring module in order to develop a pool of coaches across the partnership.

This module aims to equip students to mentor and coach fellow professionals at post-registration levels. It promotes critical evaluation of theoretical, professional and policy approaches to mentoring and coaching in professional practice in social work and social care. The knowledge, understanding, values and skills necessary for mentoring and coaching professional practice in social work/care and related settings are examined.

Students are assisted to develop strategies and techniques to enhance their skills in coaching and mentoring professional colleagues working in different practice settings. Students are required to mentor or coach a colleague as part of the practicum for this module


Future Plans

Academics, Senior Managers and Learning and Development leads across the partnership  are working closely within the Teaching Partnership to develop further learning opportunities for you for the academic year 2019/2020. Please keep checking the website and follow us on Twitter for updates:




For any queries about the Teaching Partnership CPD programme please contact your local workforce development team.