Our learning resources – helping you in your role in children’s services

Did you know we produce lots of free and easy to use resources that can help develop your skills? As a worker in children’s services you need to be skilled and competent to meet the ... Continue Reading →

Our learning resources – helping you in your social work role

Did you know we produce lots of free and easy to use resources that can help develop your skills? As a social worker or social work student you need to be skilled and competent to meet ... Continue Reading →

New Assessor Guidance for Dementia Skilled Resource

We have published a new resource to support learners, managers, assessors and educators to get the most benefit from the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice resource. If you are ... 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 →

The virtual dementia bus on tour

As part of Dementia Awareness Week 2017 we are highlighting the excellent work and training carried out every day by dedicated social service workers. Occupational Therapist and social ... 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 →

Digital learning workshop at European Social Services Conference

We will be hosting a workshop on Using digital learning to develop a flexible workforce at the European Social Services Conference in Malta this June. The workshop is in partnership ... Continue Reading →