Accreditation

Accredited Social Prescribing Link Worker

Criteria: You need to be a registered professional member of NALW, have been practising as a social prescribing link worker for a minimum of 12 months, and meet our minimum education standards, CPD, and supervision requirements. This is voluntary and not a requirement.

Benefits: Becoming accredited demonstrates to employers and service users that your knowledge and experience have been validated, offers career development opportunities, and you benefit from listing in our accredited member register and use of post-nominals.

To become accredited as a Social Prescribing Link Worker, you must show that you have met our education  standards, as well as provide evidence that:

  • You adhere to NALW’s code of practice
  • You have a professional membership
  • You have ongoing monthly professional supervision
  • You participate in continuing professional development (CPD)

NALW Accredited Social Prescribing Link Worker Qualification Courses

Our accredited courses enable you to meet the education standards minimum training requirements and prepare you for accredited registration. Non-NALW accredited courses can also be used as evidence to gain accreditation, provided they help you achieve the training standards. You can also demonstrate how you meet our training standards through a portfolio route or a combination of both training and a portfolio of evidence. See our accredited course.

Process:

  • Two intakes per year (Winter: we are accepting applications from 4th December 2023 until 4th February 2024 and Summer: TBC 2024)
  • Application form with supporting evidence. Download application form here
  • The accreditation fee is exempted for individuals who have successfully completed our accredited course. For those who have not completed a course accredited by NALW, an additional processing time is necessary for application assessment. Unfortunately, we are unable to absorb the associated staff cost, and as a result, there is a fee of £120 for accreditation for those who haven’t completed our accredited course.

Become an NALW Assessor

Apply to get your course endorsed or accredited

Accredited Supervisor

Criteria: Have accredited membership and meet minimum supervisor training, CPD and supervision requirements. This is voluntary, and it’s not mandatory for a supervisor to be accredited.

Benefits: Becoming accredited demonstrates to employers and service users that your knowledge and experience have been validated, offers career development opportunities, and you benefit from listing in our accredited member register, and use of post nominals.

To become accredited as an accredited supervisor to deliver professional supervision individually or in a group format, you must show that you have met our supervision training standards, as well as provide evidence that:

  • You adhere to NALW’s code of practice
  • You have an accredited membership (completed accredited Level 5 Certificate in Social Prescribing Practice course or have achieved accredited social prescribing link workers status)
  • You have ongoing monthly supervision
  • You participate in continuing professional development (CPD)

NALW Accredited Supervisor Courses

Our accredited courses enable you to meet the supervisor’s minimum training standards. Non-NALW accredited courses can also be used as evidence to gain accreditation, provided they help you achieve the training standards. You can also demonstrate how you meet our training standards through a portfolio route or a combination of both training and a portfolio of evidence. See our accredited course.

Process:

  • Two intakes per year (Winter: we are accepting applications from 4th December 2023 until 4th February 2024 and Summer: TBC 2024)
  • Application form with supporting evidence. Download the application form here
  • The accreditation fee is exempted for individuals who have successfully completed our accredited course. For those who have not completed a course accredited by NALW, an additional processing time is necessary for application assessment. Unfortunately, we are unable to absorb the associated staff cost, and as a result, there is a fee of £120 for accreditation for those who haven’t completed our accredited course.

Become an NALW Assessor

Apply to get your course endorsed or accredited