Camphill Scotland staff energised and inspired by social pedagogy

Social pedagogy is an approach to working with people which focuses on relationships.  It is widely used across Europe and there is a small but growing group of organisations working ... Continue Reading →

Charter for Involvement

The National Involvement Network (NIN) has published its Charter for Involvement. The Charter for Involvement is a series of 12 new statements that show how people who use support services ... Continue Reading →

New self-directed support resources

New, additional sections on the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) self-directed support portal are now available. The sections link to information regarding self-directed support and ... 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 →

New guidance to accompany the enhanced dementia resource

New guidance is now available for trainers working with newly qualified social workers (NQSW), social workers and other professionals who work in adult care and community care settings, ... 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 →

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 →

Modern apprenticeships in social services

Modern and technical apprenticeships offer people the chance of paid employment linked with the opportunity to train across social services.  They help apprentices gain qualifications ... Continue Reading →