Protecting children and young people – how our multi-professional resource can help you understand everyone’s roles

Professionals working together and understanding each other’s role plays a vital part in protecting children and young people and comes up as a critically important issues time and ... Continue Reading →
Ann McSorley

Exploring the development of modern apprenticeships in Scotland

SSSC Learning and Development Manager, Ann McSorley will present her research paper on modern apprenticeships (MAs) to the 18th International Conference on Human Resource Development ... Continue Reading →

SSSC resources for dementia care

Do you know about our resources for people working with people who have dementia? We work with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and other partners to make sure social service workers ... Continue Reading →

SSSC Open Badges – what does ‘evidence’ mean?

Using Open Badges makes it easy to digitally record your achievements and skills. But first you need to provide us with evidence of what you’ve learned. To make sure we have the ... Continue Reading →

Our new Learning Strategy 2017-20

We’ve published our Learning Strategy 2017-20 which outlines how we will work to support workforce development in social services over the next three years.  It describes our role ... Continue Reading →

New Palliative and End of Life Care learning and development framework

In partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) we’ve published Enriching and Improving Experience. Palliative and End of Life Care: A framework to support the learning and development ... Continue Reading →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education (RSWE) will continue this year with the SSSC leading work on a number of the recommendations from phase two. As part of the RSWE we will: revise, ... Continue Reading →

Working to improve literacy with life stories

To support social service workers who have problems with literacy and whose first language is not English, we will be working in partnership with the Workers’ Educational Association ... Continue Reading →

Sharing SSSC digital learning at DevLearn 16

SSSC Learning and Development Manager (Digital Learning), Keith Quinn, recently shared our experience of developing digital learning resources at the international DevLearn conference. ... Continue Reading →

Supporting people on SVQs – a new research report

We have published a research report into the effectiveness of different methods and approaches of supporting staff to gain the required underpinning knowledge to complete SVQs Social ... Continue Reading →