One of the SSSCâ€™s responsibilities is to develop and maintain the education and training of social service workers. One of the ways we do this is to approve particular qualifications such as the degree in social work and the BA in Childhood Practice. A new qualification (SCQF level 9) is currently being developed for residential child care workers.
Universites, colleges and training providers come to the SSSC to have their courses approved. We examine all course applications to make sure they meet the necessary rules and standards. To do this we need help from employers, people who use services and carers and we are looking for new members to join our approvals panel. In particular we would like to hear from people who use have had experience of using residential child care services, employers, people who use services or are carers.
People on the approval panel can choose when they are available to take part. We provide training and pay expenses. If you would like more information, please contact Brian Smith at: email@example.com