Enabling young children’s participation in decision making

All managers in day care of children services are required to have or be working towards the Childhood Practice Award.  As part of her qualification, Sarah Laing, a recent childhood ... Continue Reading →

What does the Childhood Practice degree mean to you?

Deadline for submissions extended We are planning to host an event celebrating the success of Childhood Practice and looking forward with optimism at what Childhood Practice can achieve. We ... Continue Reading →

Pathfinder apprenticeships in social services and healthcare and children and young people

Skills Development Scotland is working with employers, schools and training providers to roll out apprenticeship programmes to senior phase pupils in schools across Scotland. Foundation ... Continue Reading →

SSSC awards our first Mozilla Open Badges

We’re adopting Mozilla Open Badges as part of our increasing suite of digital learning tools for the social care workforce. Open Badges are digital certificates which recognise ... Continue Reading →

Working with Helm to support young people

Helm is a charity based in Dundee which provides a creative, supportive learning service for people, in particular young people, who face difficult barriers to developing sustainable ... Continue Reading →

Dementia care in housing support services

Housing practitioners in frontline services can help people living with dementia to be active in their communities and to continue to make a contribution to society. Housing professionals ... Continue Reading →

Pioneering gaming technology helps nursery staff and social care workers

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the University of West of Scotland (USW) launch two new learning games at a conference in Glasgow today. These pioneering games are designed ... Continue Reading →

Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers

The Open University in Scotland has produced a free short course for people with caring responsibilities. The course was developed with and for carers. It will help you gain a clearer ... Continue Reading →

New course available for workers supporting people living with and beyond cancer

From September 2014 a new module will be available from the Cancer Education Team at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). The course, Supporting patients living with and beyond cancer, was ... Continue Reading →

Technology enabled learning in health and social care

Increasingly Scotland’s health and social care staff need to use the software and tools that can be accessed through a range of devices, such as personal computers, laptops, mobile ... Continue Reading →