Skills for Care

In this section you’ll find information and resources to support and assess newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) working in adult services through their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

Registration, funding and certification

Information on how to claim funding to support a NQSW through the ASYE programme and apply for ASYE certification.

Assessment templates and guidance

Access all of the templates and guidance needed to complete the ASYE portfolio.

Assessment against the KSS and PCF

Find out more about the key assessment outcomes to assist in the construction of the professional development plan, the structure of the evidence and the final assessment.

Support for assessors and supervisors

Information and resources for ASYE assessors and supervisors to support NQSWs in their first year of employment.

Quality assurance

Read more about our external and internal moderation processes which ensure consistency and confidence across the ASYE.


Read our frequently asked questions.