Develop your Practice – Progress your Career

If you are currently working as a social worker within the South East London Teaching Partnership you have continued professional development (CPD) opportunities.

Post Qualifying CPD opportunities for permanent Social Workers within the South London Teaching Partnership.

If you work outside of the Partnership and are interested in any of our opportunities please contact us. After successful completions of the ASYE programme, you will undertake a Consultation Module which give you the opportunity to gain academic credits.

In year two as a registered Social Worker, you will be engaged in our Early Professional Development Programme which includes career conversation and coaching to help plan your career aspirations and offer support to develop your practice.

Practice Education


We have a strong value that all social workers should be involved in the learning of others throughout their practice. Therefore, we aspire for all social workers to have the opportunity to undertake training an become a Practice Educator. You will develop knowledge of adult learning theory, engage in critically reflective supervision with your learner, and undertake robust holistic assessments. We believe this is a key building block to help broaden and build experience and can contribute to career progression.

These two modules will support you in meeting the requirements of the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS). This allows you to become a Practice Educator for social work students on their first (PEPS stage 1) and last placement (PEPS stage 2).

Practice Observers / Endorsers


Direct Observation of Practice is recognised as a crucial element in the assessment of social workers. This Programme will enable participants to develop and enhance their skills in directly observing the practice of social workers against the Knowledge and Skills Statements and Professional Capability Framework

This Training Programme is aimed at Line Managers, Practice Supervisors, Professional Educators and very experienced Practice Educators who Senior Managers believe may be suitable to assess the readiness of social workers to undertake the assessment and accreditation.


Professional Leadership Modules

Designing Learning Opportunities for Teams and Groups

Facilitating Learning in Teams and Groups

These two modules are particularly useful for social workers undertaking the Teaching Consultant role or any social worker providing training and teaching to groups of students, practitioners or managers.


Professional Supervision and Practice Observation

This module is geared towards those who are undertaking practice supervisor and practice development education roles, including ASYE assessors / mentors and those responsible for quality assurance of professional standards.


Reflective Practice Within and Across Organisations

This module is particularly appropriate for supervisors, educators and senior practitioners who are responsible for delivering and supporting reflective practice within social work agencies or in universities.


Research Methods for Professional Leadership in Social Work

Research and Practice in Professional Leadership for Social Work

These modules are for those undertaking practitioner research.

Institute of Leadership & Management Units

The South London Teaching Partnership is established as an ILM centre.

Our programmes are mapped to the Knowledge and Skills statement and the Professional Capacity Framework. These programmes can form a component of Practice Endorsement.

We are currently running two programmes.

If you are interested in this module, please contact us.

Aspiring Leaders – Level 5 Award

This programme is for social workers who aspire to, or who have recently become team leaders and is designed to further develop good leadership practices, and management capability.

Throughout this programme you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, attitudes and behaviours through the support and challenge of your peers in a series of action learning sets. On successful completion of the programme you will obtain an ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership.

If you are interested in this module, please contact us.

Practice Supervisors – Level 5 Certificate

The programme intends to provide Practice Leaders with a learning experience that is commensurate with their current and future development needs. It is designed to enable those leading and supervising social work practices to develop a greater awareness of their own capabilities within a supportive and developmental environment designed to promote greater self-awareness and flexibility.

It is intended that this be achieved through an encouragement to critically examine their practice from a range of perspectives that positively discourage the search for prescriptive models. Programme participants are therefore encouraged to be active learners, to build on their own and often others experience and participate fully in the programme. On successful completion of the programme you will obtain a ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership.

If you are interested in this module, please contact us.

Short Courses

Working with people who may lack mental capacity

Tuesday 27th March 2018
09:30am until 16.00pm
Rooms 303/304 Town Hall Chambers, Catford SE6 4RU

A one day workshop. This workshop is aimed at:

Social Care Practitioners and Managers, and their multi-agency partners. Following the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Critically reflect on your own decision-making
  • Use the MCA codes of practice and case law with confidence
  • Approach best interests decision-making lawfully
  • Discuss how to balance autonomy with protection
  • Discuss the enablers and barriers to using the MCA creatively in practice
  • Explain the relationship between the MCA and the public law imperative to use funds equitably.
  • Advocate the principles and spirit of the MCA with colleagues in your own agency and others.

To register your place please click on the link below:

Applying Professional Judgement and Decision-making in Social Work Workshop

Thursday 19th April 2018
10:00am until 4:00pm
Committee Room 3, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RU

This workshop is aimed at:

  • Frontline Social Workers
  • Social Work Students

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • To explore what is meant by defensible decision-making in the context of Social Work
  • Explore intuitive and analytical approaches and the importance of gaining a balance between the two.
  • Examine evidence-informed practice and why it is important
  • Provide an overview of structured professional judgement and present ways of applying structured professional judgement in practice

To register your place please click on the link below:


Wednesday 16th May 2018
09:30am – 16:00pm
Committee Room 3, Civic Suite, Catford SE6 4RU

Safeguarding in England has changes under the Care Act; where the focus before was on meeting timescales and following processes, the Care Act encourages a more person-centred and outcome focused approach to safeguarding.

This workshop is aimed at:

Practitioners and Managers working in Safeguarding

The Aims of the Workshop:

This workshop will give an evidence-informed overview of why involving people in an outcome-focused approach is important in safeguarding, and how such an approach can work in practice. It will draw from learning from the national programme of work and evaluations of Making Safeguarding Personal, and support progress in developing your local authorities own approach to embedding MSP.

To register your place please click on the link below: