Enter the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards now

Nominations are open for this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards which celebrate the achievements of outstanding apprentices and employers. Now in its 16th year, the Scottish ... 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 →

Bright future for social service apprenticeships

As our Chief Executive Anna Fowlie speaks at the Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland conference in Edinburgh today, here she tells us why the Scottish Government’s approach ... Continue Reading →

Consultation on the Scottish Government’s response to the UK apprenticeship levy

The UK Government announced its plans to introduce a UK wide apprenticeship levy from April 2017.   Employers will pay 0.5% of their annual pay bill in excess of ÂŁ3m through the PAYE ... Continue Reading →

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016

It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 and we’d like to congratulate all of the people who have completed and are currently working through their social service apprenticeship. In ... Continue Reading →

Care charity celebrates successful staff at awards ceremony

Care and support teams from across Scotland gathered at a glamourous awards ceremony in Dundee last week.  Now in its second year, the glitzy Gowrie Care Accolades brought together ... Continue Reading →

New technical and professional apprenticeship career skills apps now available

We’ve produced two apps to help you with career skills for the higher level (technical and professional) apprenticeships. Technical Apprenticeship Career Skills: Social Services (Children ... Continue Reading →

New professional apprenticeship SVQ 4 Care Services Leadership and Management

A new professional apprenticeship at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 10, which incorporates the revised SVQ4 Care Services Leadership and Management, has ... Continue Reading →

Scotland sees a rise in social service apprenticeships

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 has demonstrated the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses, individuals and the economy.  This includes social services where the number ... Continue Reading →