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Central Bedfordshire Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention's (The Academy) aim is to support children's social care staff to achieve the highest possible standards by ensuring they are developed to be highly skilled practitioners within their respective roles. Our programme of learning includes a range of role specific training for children's social workers as well as a selection of more general children's social care learning opportunities.

Government policy, Children's Social Care legislation, the HCPC standards and the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF), have all informed the selection of learning activities available. The range of activities has also been enhanced by the outcomes of a thorough Learning Needs Analysis conducted within Central Bedfordshire Children's Social Care teams. All this together gives both a national and local perspective to the range of learning and development opportunities. Central Bedfordshire's CPD Online is a new solution to support the continuing professional development and training of all who work with children, young people and their families. It is an online searchable directory and booking system for learning opportunities provided by a range of approved training providers.

Central Bedfordshire's CPD Online helps staff and organisations to identify appropriate development opportunities available to them and keep individual and organisation records of CPD. The site has been developed to include a dedicated link to training opportunities for different workforce sectors including the Local Safeguarding Children Board, Schools, Early Years and Multi Agency. However you need only register once to see opportunities across all of these areas.

Central Bedfordshire's CPD Online offers the following benefits:

  • You can view an up to date directory of courses from different sectors in one place
  • Book places online with ease
  • No more repetitive form filling
  • Access your CPD record at any time
  • Receive alerts for events and opportunities that match your needs

Work on this site is on-going so over the next year you will see the range of CPD opportunities increasing.