Opportunities in social services

One of our Ambassadors for Careers in Care, Hazel Brannigan, a lecturer in health and social care at Fife College, tells us about how the role helps raise the profile of the many opportunities ... 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 →

Supporting people on SVQs – a new research report

We have published a research report into the effectiveness of different methods and approaches of supporting staff to gain the required underpinning knowledge to complete SVQs Social ... Continue Reading →

Standard for Residential Child Care and RPL arrangements published

We have published the Standard for Residential Child Care with a foreword from Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald MSP. In his foreword he says: ‘The challenges ... Continue Reading →

Changes to SVQ qualification titles

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has introduced a titling change to Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ). Changes to titles began on 1 September 2016, however it is important ... 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 →

SVQs are changing – understanding the title is vital

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is planning to make changes to the titles of Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). SQA Accreditation, which is part of the SQA, quality ... Continue Reading →

The love of learning

Debbie Gibb, Training Manager and Assessment Centre Co-ordinator at ARC Scotland is one of our Ambassadors for Careers in Care. Here she tells us how she feels about the importance ... Continue Reading →

SVQs social service workers are undertaking

Did you know: between 2008 and 2011 the number of people registering to undertake a SVQ in Health and Social Care (HSC) or Children’s Care Learning and Development (CCLD) dropped ... Continue Reading →