SSSC hosts Parliamentary reception

On 25 February we hosted a Parliamentary reception at Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of our Ambassadors for careers in care programme amongst MSPs and recognise the vital contribution ... Continue Reading →
The eight SDS workstreams.

Self-directed support workforce development day audio and presentations

On 10 December 2013, 75 people from across Scotland gathered at a self-directed support (SDS) workforce development day. The day was organised by the self-directed support project ... Continue Reading →
Covers from our learning apps.

Learning apps for social care and early years workers

Mobile technology, like smart phones, iPads and iPhones, are making it easier and cheaper than ever to provide learning resources to people wherever they are, at work or at home. For ... Continue Reading →

Leadership and lollipop moments

Jess Alexander, Workforce Development and Planning Adviser, tells us about the six leadership events we held during March 2013. People told us that they wanted time to discuss and ... Continue Reading →
Catriona Thomson, Children in Scotland

Additional support for learning for children

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. They are keen to raise awareness of the information they can offer staff working with children with additional ... Continue Reading →

Mainstreaming equality

At the SSSC we’re committed to valuing diversity, improving opportunity for all and ensuring that equalities are central to everything we do. Jess Alexander, Education and Workforce ... Continue Reading →

Commissioning, Procurement and Contracting in Care Services

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Commissioning, Procurement and Contracting in Care Services are being reviewed so that they reflect current needs and remain fit for purpose. ... Continue Reading →
Ann McSorley

What do the new National Occupational Standards mean for you?

Ann McSorley, SSSC Adviser explains. The National Occupational Standards in Health and Social Care (HSC) and Children’s Care Learning and Development (CCLD) were reviewed in 2011/12. ... Continue Reading →

What it’s like to gain a qualification for registration

Bryan Smith, Head of Operations from Transform Community Development in Dundee is registered with the SSSC as a manager of a housing support service. He tells us what his job involves ... Continue Reading →

Innovation and quality celebrated

Deputy First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, presented certificates to the first graduates of Sense Scotland’s Business School at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on 26 April 2013. Twenty ... Continue Reading →