Applications open for Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring.

Your learningWe worked with universities to develop the new qualification and the first cohort of CSWOs started last autumn.

Glasgow Caledonian University, working in partnership with the University of Dundee, are delivering the CSWO postgraduate diploma. The SSSC approves it.

The postgraduate diploma was developed in consultation with CSWOs and other key stakeholders and is tailored to the learning needs of CSWOs. The programme offers:

  • a flexible, work-based, part time programme, encouraging a mixture of current knowledge and skills with exciting new learning
  • the opportunity to enhance skills and knowledge
  • a chance to have existing skills and abilities recognised and accredited.

It is specifically for those currently in the CSWO role or who aspire to the role.

The Standard for Chief Social Work Officers underpins the new qualification which awards 120 credits at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 11. Beyond the postgraduate diploma, there is also an option to proceed to a Masters.

The second cohort of candidates taking the qualification will receive partial financial support from the Scottish Government with employers expected to meet all other costs.

Further information from the course providers and the application process is available below.

Information from the course providers
Application process and timescales

Read the Standard for Chief Social Work Officers here

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