Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW)

Scope and Content

This collection contains microfiche of CCETSW files. These include information on courses and training schemes, on their approval and assessment, and on the development of social work training, Council for Training in Social Work council papers, Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work council, board and committee papers, Council for National Academic Awards board and committee papers, Personal Social Services Council papers, Standing Committee on Approval & Review of Courses papers, files on many related organisations, and training initatives in Britain and Europe.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Council for Training in Social Work (CTSW) was established in 1962; in 1970 it was renamed the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW). CCETSW was a UK-wide, statutory organisation responsible for promoting, approving and assuring the quality of education and training for social work and social care staff in the personal social services. It ceased to exist on 30 September 2001 and many of its functions passed to the four new Care Councils: the General Social Care Council (GSCC) the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the Care Council for Wales (CCW), and the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC)

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/using/

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by CCETSW on 29 March 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

When ordering or citing these microfiche, please give the Reference Code (e.g. MSS.422/box 1), the Title and the original reference in the Description field if there is one.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

Some records of CCETSW, including committee papers, have been transferred to The National Archives (Public Record Office). The Centre also holds the archive of the British Association of Social Workers.