What does it mean for you?
We consulted on the supervisory and management qualification requirements for adult services during April 2017. Thank you to everyone who took part.
Decision for managers
The outcome of the consultation is that we are increasing the minimum management requirement for managers in adult services from Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework (SCQF) level 8 to 9. This will only apply to managers in adult services who have not already met the current requirements and will take effect from 1 January 2020.
Decision for supervisors
We are not changing the supervisory qualification requirement for supervisors in adult services registering with us.
You can read the full report of our consultation on our website.
During the consultation we also asked what you thought were important elements of a supervisor’s role and what can support and challenge supervisors to do this well.
What you told us was important for effective supervision:
- communication skills, particularly around listening and empathy
- knowledge, understanding and training around supervision methods, job role, legislation, policies, procedures, codes and frameworks
- organisational support
- being able to balance staffing, resources and workload.
What we will do to support supervision:
- work with Scottish Qualifications Authority to revise the Professional Development Award Health and Social Care Supervision
- pilot new approaches to better support supervisors with their post registration training and learning (PRTL)
- promote and make links across the broad range of our work that supports supervision, including learning resources such as Step into Leadership, Promoting Excellence, the Continuous Learning Framework and Open Badges, as well as qualifications
- promote the Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers as underpinning values and behaviours for carrying out and supporting effective supervision.
If you would like more information about the consultation or our plans to support supervision, please contact Robert Kelman, Learning and Development Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org