Working to improve literacy with life stories

To support social service workers who have problems with literacy and whose first language is not English, we will be working in partnership with the Workers’ Educational Association ... Continue Reading →

Does your worker have a registration condition?

When a registrant completes a qualification that meets the condition on their registration they need to send us a verified photocopy of the qualification gained or upload it to their ... Continue Reading →

Minister welcomes new CSWO qualification   

Scotland’s most senior social workers are leading the way to achieving the very highest professional standards by studying for a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work ... Continue Reading →

Changes to our Registration Rules

Our Registration Rules (the Rules) have been updated. The Rules set out how we go about registering people working in social services.  There are changes that may affect you. We are ... Continue Reading →

New qualification for residential child care workers

Scottish Government announce roll out of Standard for Residential Child Care We welcome today’s announcement from the Scottish Government of the introduction of a new qualification ... Continue Reading →

Applications open for Chief Social Work Officer qualification

Applications are now open for the second cohort of candidates for the Chief Social Work Officer (CSWO) postgraduate diploma to start studying this spring. We worked with universities ... Continue Reading →

Join our approval panel and help make sure the education and training of social service workers are fit for the future

One of the SSSC’s responsibilities is to develop and maintain the education and training of social service workers. One of the ways we do this is to approve particular qualifications ... Continue Reading →

Hillcrest Group discovers workforce talent at Dundee’s waterfront

One of Dundee and Scotland’s leading charitable organisations recognised its staffs’ learning achievements in style at an event at the city’s Discovery Point on Monday 26 October. Over ... Continue Reading →

Next steps for the Review of Social Work Education

The Review of Social Work Education, led by the SSSC, has reached the conclusion of its first phase and will continue with wider engagement on the questions raised over the coming year. The ... Continue Reading →

Condition for registation not met?

When a worker applies for registration and they don’t have the right qualification we can grant registration with the condition that they gain the qualification within a set timescale. There ... Continue Reading →