Learning from PRTL test sites
In 2018/19 we worked with five test sites to explore new ways of recording PRTL for social service workers. Overall, participants were positive about our proposals to introduce more flexibility in how learning is recorded for PRTL and to reduce the amount of information they have to submit to us.
Findings from our continuous learning survey
This summer, we asked for feedback on the proposed changes to the PRTL process and results showed a high level of support.
Over 1300 people responded to the survey:
- 90% agreed the new system should allow registrants much more flexibility in how they record their learning (eg using audio or video as well as written records)
- 86% agreed registered workers should discuss their learning record with their supervisor / manager (through supervision or appraisal)
- 88% agreed registrants should submit a short verification form rather than their whole record of learning to the SSSC
- 83% agreed supervisors should be asked to sign a verification form to confirm that the learning has been undertaken.
We are now developing the new system, and plan to test with a small group of participants in early 2020, before launching next autumn.