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20 Sep 2021

Staying safe and secure online

The impact of COVID-19 has seen many organisations adapting to the flexibility of working from home and their workplace. With restrictions easing, this way of working will evolve, with some organisations introducing a more flexible method of working between home and work.

Your learning

14 Sep 2021

Apply now for a place on the Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is offering a number of extra places on their eight-month Digital Health and Care Leadership Programme to care home employees.

Your learning

10 Sep 2021

Developing quality improvement leaders in social services

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland to offer funded places for the Scottish Improvement Leader programme.

Leadership Your learning

01 Sep 2021

Evaluation of an Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland

We have published the evaluation into the Advanced Skills Module for social work in Scotland which was developed as part of our COVID-19 contingency measures to support social work programmes and social work students.

Your learning

30 Aug 2021

Early implementation of NQSW Supported Year

As part of the current phase of the NQSW national project in Scotland, we completed a grant application process to support small-scale early implementation of the newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year. 

Your learning

20 Aug 2021

Apply now for a subscription to the Leadership Live resource

You are invited to apply for a one-year subscription to Leadership Live, a resource that complements the SSSC’s Step into Leadership resources.

Leadership Your learning

11 Aug 2021

Apply now: funded opportunities for employees to study at SCQF level 10 or 11

The Open University (OU) is offering funded places for social service workers who are employed by small to medium sized organisations (under 250 employees) on the following modules starting in October 2021.

Funding Your learning Social service workforce

02 Jul 2021

2021-22 Voluntary Sector Development Fund open

Applications to the 2021-22 Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF) are now open. It supports voluntary sector organisations providing social services registered with the Care Inspectorate.

Your learning Social service workforce

30 Jun 2021

HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice – placement update

The Scottish Social Services Council, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate continue to work together to support students undertaking work placements to allow completion of full HNC qualifications this academic year 2020-21.

Your learning Social service workforce

25 Jun 2021

New hospital to care home guide

We’ve produced information for social workers involved in hospital discharges to help promote consistent practice when moving people to care homes. We developed it following concerns raised by the Mental Welfare Commission.

Your learning

31 May 2021

NQSW Supported Year early implementation funding

Funding for the early implementation of the mandatory newly qualified social worker (NQSW) Supported Year is now available. All local authority, independent and third sector NQSW employers can apply for funding.

Social service workforce Your learning

27 May 2021

Social work practice learning webinar and digital stories now live

We’ve published the presentations and digital stories from our social work practice learning webinar earlier this spring so everyone can watch them, even if you missed the event.

Your learning