Research and analysis

Step Up to Social Work evaluation after 3 and 5 years

Research into the effectiveness of Step Up to Social Work, DfE's fast track social work training programme.


Evaluation of Step Up to Social Work, cohorts 1 and 2: 3-years and 5-years on


This evaluation examined the views and early career experiences of the first and second cohorts of the training programme.

It looked at:

  • reasons for choosing social work as a career
  • goals and aspirations
  • progress in the profession
  • job satisfaction
  • intention to leave or remain in social work
Published 17 May 2018