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


kbProfessor Keith Brown in Community Care

‘The rush to boost best interests assessor numbers must not lead to substandard training’ Rigorous scrutiny of BIA training courses is vital to protecting the vulnerable, writes Keith Brown. Read more >>    

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. Read more >>


Coming Soon

The Centre for Leadership, Impact and Management in Bournemouth The National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of CLiMB.

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