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14 Apr 2022

Get credit for your prior learning

Learning can come from life experiences, school, paid or unpaid work, short courses or learning at college or university. Our new web page and guidance gives you information on how your prior learning could benefit you. 

Your learning

31 Mar 2022

New report on NQSWs experiences of practice during COVID-19

We’ve published a new research report on newly qualified social workers’ (NQSWs) experiences of practice during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland. 

Your learning

25 Feb 2022

Updated infection control guide for providing care in people’s homes

We’ve updated our guide COVID-19 Key measures for infection prevention and control for social care workers providing care in an individual’s home. It now includes information on testing and vaccination.

Your learning

15 Feb 2022

New page for supporting your CPL

We’ve published new information on nationally recognised learning resources that we’ve endorsed, which you can use to support your continuous professional learning (CPL).

Your learning

07 Feb 2022

Leading in a crisis: workshops for senior and strategic leaders in social care and social work

We are working with colleagues at the Scottish Government to deliver two new workshops supporting senior and strategic leaders working in social care and social work.

Leadership Your learning

04 Feb 2022

NQSW Supported Year progress update

Some newly qualified social workers (NQSW) have now started their supported year at early implementation sites around Scotland.

Your learning

02 Feb 2022

Online safety and security workshops

What do you think about when you hear the words cyber security? People often think about technical things and the responsibility for keeping everyone safe and secure online lies with the IT department. However, you can help protect your organisation and the people who use your service.

Your learning

01 Feb 2022

New induction resource for adult social care

As part of Scottish Government’s Programme for Government (PfG) commitment to develop a national induction framework for new entrants to adult social care, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education Scotland (NES) are working in collaboration with Scottish Government and key partners. The new framework will also support workers moving between employers or undertaking different roles. The full programme will be delivered by the end of spring 2022.

Your learning

01 Dec 2021

Workshops on grief and loss to manage your wellbeing

The Scottish Government has teamed up with bereavement specialists, Cruse Scotland, to offer a series of pilot workshops for people working in adult social care and social work to manage their wellbeing through these difficult times.

Your learning

30 Nov 2021

MyLearning celebrates first birthday

November marks one year since we launched our MyLearning app. To celebrate, we reflect on its overwhelming success, the journey so far and look forward to what is coming next for MyLearning.

Your learning

11 Nov 2021

Coaching for Wellbeing – boost for winter

The Coaching for Wellbeing service is being boosted during winter to support the workforce during seasonal pressures. It’s free and available for all health and social service workers as part of the National Wellbeing Hub.

Social service workforce Your learning

25 Oct 2021

The flexible workforce development fund: guidance for social service employers in Scotland

The flexible workforce development fund (FWDF) supports Scottish employers to provide new inclusive learning opportunities for their existing workforce. The full suite of guidance is available on the Scottish Funding Council website and a helpful summary for early years, social care and social work employers is given below.

Funding Your learning