Take an SSKS online tour

See what Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) has to offer and take an online tour. All you need to take part is a computer and a telephone – no need to travel or leave ... 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 →

Planning for dementia learning in residential and care homes

Wendy Perry Developing an organisational learning programme for dementia care can be a massive task. Social care workers who are supporting people with dementia and their families need ... Continue Reading →

Free resources to support workplace learning

In today’s rapidly changing world of work, learning is no longer a one-off exercise we do when gaining a qualification. More and more, we are expected to be able to adapt and take ... Continue Reading →

Changes to apprenticeship frameworks

As a result of a new qualification structure in social services we have made changes to the apprenticeship frameworks. The new qualification structures have introduced new qualifications ... Continue Reading →

Certificate for Work Readiness (CWR)

The Certificate of Work Readiness (CWR) is designed for young people who are ready for work but who need some guided support. The CWR involves employers assessing ‘real life’ ... Continue Reading →

What will you do during Learning at Work Week?

19 to 25 May 2014 Learning at Work Week is an annual awareness campaign organised by the Campaign for Learning to promote the importance of learning and development within the workplace. Our ... Continue Reading →

Training support for Scotland’s social service workforce

Nearly 100 groups to benefit from £966,000 third-sector skills development fund. Funding of more than £950,000 is being allocated to help Scotland’s care providers to meet their ... Continue Reading →