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Professional Capabilities Framework

The PCF is a framework for the nine levels of social work in England. Identify which level you are, define your professional capabilities and develop your career. Access the 2018 updated PCF Framework.

Access the BASW website to get the updated PCF Domain Level Descriptors, for every stage of your social work journey and the capability levels for all 9 domains. There is guidance on using the PCF and information on the relationship between the PCF and KSS – Knowledge and Skills Statements.

For students and ASYE you can see the PCF level descriptors for the four pre-qualifying levels: point of entry, readiness of practice, end of first placement and end of last placement.