“Social prescribing is a powerful tool in preventative medicine, but it can never achieve its full potential without uniform professionalism, which this course delivers”_social prescriber
Welcome to the Only Level 5 Accredited Certificate in Social Prescribing Practice Course – your portal to excellence in social prescribing practice. Our mission is crystal clear: to equip you with the knowledge and skills required for unwavering confidence and autonomy in your pivotal role as a Link Worker. (You can request course brochure here). You will need to apply and be enrolled inorder to access the course.
NALW’s Education Standard published in 2022 is the gold standard for Link Workers’ training programmes. Aligned with Level 5 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ), it ensures that your learning experience aligns perfectly with industry best practices.
We firmly believe that all Link Workers should aspire to attain Level 5 accredited status as a minimum. To bolster your pursuit of this esteemed accreditation, we’ve painstakingly developed this course to comprehensively cover all five sections and learning outcomes of our Education Standards.
As you embark on this training journey, you will navigate through the five sections of NALW’s Social Prescribing Link Worker Education Standards. Here, you will immerse yourself in a world brimming with profound insights, reflective practices, and practical tools. This transformative journey will empower you to excel in your social prescribing responsibilities, ensuring that your practice is both evidence-based and aligned with the highest standards.
Your dedication and commitment in this course won’t go unnoticed. You have the opportunity to accrue a total of 50 points throughout this programme. To proudly secure your accredited course certificate, set your sights on an exceptional score of no less than 30 points – the hallmark of your achievement.
We are steadfast in our conviction that active engagement is the linchpin of your triumph. Our course fosters vibrant discussions through a dedicated forum, enabling you to connect with peers, exchange ideas, and expand your horizons. Within each of the five sections, you will immerse yourself in playbook activities, culminating in your submission for assessment. These submitted tasks will significantly contribute to your accumulating points, propelling you steadily toward your coveted 50-point milestone.
Rest assured, each playbook activity is meticulously scrutinised by our expert evaluators. As you advance, you’ll receive insightful feedback comments, a valuable resource that will further enhance your progress and understanding.
You will not tread this path alone. We stand firmly by your side, offering unwavering support at every turn. Access to comprehensive course materials and invaluable support resources will empower you to navigate and flourish within this enriching educational landscape.
Crucially, this course carries the prestigious accreditation of the National Association of Link Workers (NALW). It serves as a pivotal milestone within the pathway for Social Prescribing Link Worker accredited registration with NALW. Having undergone a rigorous peer review process, this course seamlessly aligns with our Education Standards, ensuring a seamless and effective learning experience.
We’re excited to have you on board, and we look forward to witnessing your growth and success. Your journey towards becoming a Level 5 Accredited Social Prescribing Link Worker starts here. Let’s embark on this transformative learning experience together!
Completion time for the course varies depending on individual learning pace and personal circumstances. However, we recommend setting aside 100 hours to complete the course.
- The course consists of five modules, each requiring 10 hours of e-learning time. Additionally, we suggest dedicating at least 5 hours of self-study time per module, which includes wider reading of the subject areas, reviewing assignment feedback and taking appropriate action.
- In total, the assessment requires 25 hours. There is one assignment for each module, and all five assignments are graded.
- The assessment is the playbook activity assignment. You will answer the questions in your playbook and submit for grading.
- You will receive an NALW Accredited Level 5 certificate in Social Prescribing Practice. We have determined that the education standards aligns with Level 5 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) and is the minimum level required to practice independently as a practitioner Key Elements of the Career Framework v2 (skillsforhealth.org.uk)