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 →

Would you like to take part in supporting some of our Promoting Excellence work?

This year we’ll be working in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to update the Dementia Skilled – Improving Practice learning resource and the associated Guidance ... Continue Reading →

Fifth annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week to be biggest yet

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 – from 18 to 22 May – will show the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the Scottish economy. Organised by Skills Development ... 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 →