Supervisor Development Programme

We are delivering a national Supervisor Development Programme aiming to enable and empower those responsible for delivering and overseeing effective supervision within local authorities.

At Research in Practice we are working with the Department of Health and Social Care and Skills for Care to deliver a national Supervisor Development Programme.

The programme is a valuable investment by the Department of Health and Social Care and aims to enable and empower those responsible for delivering and overseeing effective supervision within local authorities to deliver and disseminate sustainable learning within their local areas.

Every local authority will be entitled to places on this national programme. This will include three days of learning using a ‘Train the Trainer’ approach, combining face-to-face teaching and self-directed study. Participants will be encouraged to collaborate with regional colleagues to share resources and good practice.

The programme will bring together a unique combination of topic evidence expertise, experience of delivering complex learning and development programmes at a national scale and proven credibility with the adults sector.

Key aims of the programme include enabling high-quality learning and ensuring that there are skilled trainers in each local area to support Practice Supervisors. It will reflect, but not be limited to, the requirements of the post-qualifying standards (Knowledge and Skills Statements) for Practice Supervisors, as well as complementing the wealth of existing continuous professional development activity in this field.

Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults talking about the Post-Qualifying Standard for Social Work.

Gerry Nosowska, Chair of BASW and Research in Practice for adults outlines the relationship between the Post-Qualifying Standard for Social Work, Knowledge and Skills Statement, Professional Capabilities Framework, Capability Statement and the role of the regulator.

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Supervisor Development Programme learning resources

An online open access resource provides tools and learning resources to support the implementation of post-qualifying standards for practice supervisors in adult social care.
Supervisor Development Programme learning resources