About us

The National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University specialises in providing high quality education, continuing professional development (CPD) and training for professionals within Health and Social Care.


Learn with us

We offers a portfolio of CPD courses designed to raise standards in social work practice and help social workers demonstrate their competence to work within complex situations. We also offer bespoke and tailored programmes of evaluation to meet local and unique requirements.



Work with us

We are one of the major providers of continuing professional development in social work in the UK with a reputation for providing flexible and imaginative courses. As of 2012, we are now recognised as a National Centre of Excellence in this work.


Why come to us?

We deliver flexible, responsive training that is relevant to your needs and priorities. Our experience and commitment to excellence means our programmes are designed to a very high standard, so that you can be sure you receive the best possible training, made relevant to your specific requirements.


  Latest news

The National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DolS) Judgement of the Supreme Court

This judgement is significant in the determination of whether arrangements made for the care and/or treatment of an individual lacking capacity to consent to those arrangements amount to a deprivation of liberty.  



Challenging abuse through creative animated methodologies Domestic abuse in young people’s relationships is a growing concern within society. Read more >>


Impact Evaluation

Updated Impact Evaluation published by the Research Team. To read more about the Impact Evaluations at the National Centre, please click here.


Service Improvement E-Guide

Today the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work (NCPQSW) launches a new publication around the concept of service improvement. Read more >>

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