Social work is a challenging but rewarding career that helps people in need. It can be emotionally and physically demanding but also very fulfilling. Social workers make a difference in the lives of their clients by assisting them to overcome challenges and improve their quality of life.
As a social worker, you must maintain a certain level of professional competence. This means that you must keep up with new developments in your field by undergoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training.
At Mirbly, we provide comprehensive training courses for social workers who wish to stay up-to-date with best practices and new approaches to social work.
Drug Awareness and Misuse Level 1 (VTQ)
You will learn the different drugs that are potentially habit forming and how their overuse can harm.
Safeguarding of Children and Young People Level 3 (VTQ)
Learn to identify and report abuse in children and young people.
Safeguarding of Children and Adults Level 3 (VTQ)
Learn to identify and report safeguarding issues in Children and Adults.
Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) Part One and Part Two
This blended course will teach you to provide paediatric first aid and care in an emergency.
Paediatric First Aid Annual Refresher (VTQ)
A refresher course on Paediatric First Aid to keep your skills compliant.
Paediatric 1 day First Aid for Nannies and Au Pairs Part 2
Be prepared to deal with emergencies while looking after children with this blended course.
Paediatric 1 day First Aid for Nannies and Au Pairs
This course is for Nannies and Au Pairs who do not need to register but may need a first aid certificate to be able to carry their roles. This course will teach you all the essential life saving skills for child and infant. The course content has been been independently certified , evaluated and quality assured.
Paediatric 1 day First Aid for Nannies & Au Pairs L3 (VTQ)
Be prepared to provide first aid for children as their carers.
First Aid for Teachers Level 2 (VTQ)
Aimed at Teachers and support staff at schools, this course will teach you the basis of first aid in schools.
Paediatric 12 Hour Infant / Child First Aid Level 3 (VTQ) - Blended Part 2 (PFA)
A Ofsted compliant blended course which meets the standard for first aid requirements for people working with children
CPD courses can benefit both you and your clients. They can help you improve your knowledge and skills, leading to better outcomes for your clients.
In addition, CPD courses can help you to stay motivated and engaged in your work. They can also give you the opportunity to meet other social workers and learn from their experiences.
Mirbly offers several courses online and in person. Choosing a course that is relevant to your work and meets your individual learning needs is important. When selecting a training course, consider the following:
● The content of the course
● The length of the course
● The cost of the course
● The location of the course
● The provider of the course
● The format of the course (e.g., online, in person, etc.)
Best Courses for Social Workers
Social workers are vital healthcare team members, providing support and advocacy for patients and their families. Though the field of social work is broad, there are some key skills that all social workers need to succeed.
Luckily, many excellent training courses can help social workers hone their skills. Some training courses for social workers cover the following:
● Child welfare
● Family services
● Community development
● Mental health
● Substance abuse and addiction
● Diversity and inclusion
● Paediatric first aid
● Safeguarding children and adults
Legal and Educational Requirements for Social Work
In order to practise social work in the UK, individuals must complete a social work degree accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In addition, they must register with the HCPC and comply with the HCPC's Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.
Social workers in the UK are also subject to regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. They must be able to demonstrate that they are up-to-date with the latest research and developments in the field.
Those who wish to become social workers in the UK must be prepared to commit to lifelong learning and work within strict ethical and legal frameworks. These requirements ensure that social workers are well-prepared to meet the challenges of their job.
At Mirbly, our courses are designed to meet the specific learning needs of social workers. Our courses are flexible and can be taken at your own pace. They also offer an excellent opportunity for social workers to develop essential skills.
By completing one or more of these courses, social workers can become more effective advocates for their clients and better leaders within their organisations.