Frequently Asked Questions - Qualifications Faqs
You will need to hold an approved qualification or a qualification as listed in schedule 3 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 for existing practitioners.
Schedule 3 qualifications are listed in the Education Section of the website.
Approved qualifications will be determined through the making of bye laws by each Registration Board.
Non-national qualifications must be recognised by the Registration Board as a pre-requisite to registration. Click here for more information on international qualifications.
Certified copies of your qualification and transcripts (if applicable) will be requested as part of the application process.
Evidence of your qualification will be required at initial registration only.
Once the approved qualifications for social workers bye-law is passed, CORU will recognise qualifications from the following courses:
- Master of Social Work, University College Cork
- Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work Studies, University College Cork
- Master of Social Science (Social Work), University College Dublin
- Graduate Diploma in Social Work, University College Dublin
- Master in Social Work, University of Dublin, Trinity College
- Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, University of Dublin, Trinity College
- Masters in Social Work, National University of Ireland Galway
- Bachelor of Social Work, University College Cork
- Bachelor in Social Studies, University of Dublin, Trinity College
- The National Qualification in Social Work or the Certificate of Qualification in Social Work will be accepted for existing practitioners.
- Also, if you are an existing practitioner and you hold a qualification obtained outside the State which has already been recognised by the National Social Work Qualifications Board, your qualification will be considered as a corresponding qualification and will be recognised by CORU when you apply to register as a Social Worker with us.