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 →

Increase in people taking SVQs

The number of people working in social services who are taking SVQs increased between 2014/15 and 2015/16 according to our latest data report. We published the report SVQs in the Scottish ... Continue Reading →

New Open Badges for safe administration of medication modules

You can now apply for Open Badges to give recognition of your learning about the safe administration of medication using the three online modules in the SSSC Learning Zone. Each module ... Continue Reading →

Celebrating apprenticeships at the SSSC

As well as having a role in social service apprenticeships, we also offer modern apprenticeships (MA) at the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). MAs are an alternative to full ... Continue Reading →

Modern apprenticeships – growing the skills we need now and in the future

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to Sandra Ross, Managing Director at Bon Accord Care who provide adult social care services in Aberdeen and who run their own modern ... Continue Reading →