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01 Mar 2021

New improvements to the SSSC MyLearning app

We are overwhelmed by the positive response for our MyLearning app. Since launching it last November, over 5,000 people have used the app, nearly 40,000 learning logs have been recorded and 800 people have shared their learning journal with someone else.

Your learning

26 Feb 2021

Free courses for social service workers

The University of Glasgow is offering new fully funded 10-week courses to social service workers in Scotland. 

Your learning

26 Feb 2021

New guide for Dementia Ambassadors, social service workers and carers

We’ve published a new guide which offers information and advice to support Dementia Ambassadors in their role.

Dementia Your learning

06 Jan 2021

Group applications open for Scottish Improvement Foundations Skills programme

We are working with NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to offer social service workers the chance to undertake the Scottish Improvement Foundation Skills programme starting this spring.

Social service workforce Your learning

27 Nov 2020

New toolkit to help with student placements

We have published a toolkit of information to support placement providers, students and centres to support the safe return of students to placements.

Your learning

18 Nov 2020

New MyLearning app to help you

We’ve developed a new app, MyLearning, to help you record and reflect on the learning you do every day. It’s free and you can use it to record your continuous professional learning (CPL).

Your learning

11 Nov 2020

Updated guidance for SVQ assessment centres

We’ve updated the supplementary guidance for SVQ assessment centres dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic when assessing candidates. This replaces the previous guidance issued in May 2020.

Your learning

03 Nov 2020

How to help your staff with SSSC Open Badges

SSSC Open Badges have been very popular over the last few months with lots of social service workers visiting the website for the first time. We’ve produced guidance for managers to help workers get the most from their learning activity.

Your learning

02 Nov 2020

New person-centred care during COVID-19 situations report

A new insight report published by Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) in partnership with the SSSC and Care Inspectorate outlines key elements of what has enabled good practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Social service workforce Your learning

30 Oct 2020

New CPL requirement launched

The new continuous professional learning (CPL) requirement for SSSC registered workers comes into effect today.

Your learning SSSC registration

06 Oct 2020

Timetable for the new CPL requirement

The continuous professional learning (CPL) requirement comes in at the end of October. Here are some key dates you’ll need to know.

Your learning SSSC registration

01 Sep 2020

Changes to post registration training and learning

Post registration training and learning (PRTL) is changing to continuous professional learning (CPL) this autumn. Here is what you need to know.

Your learning SSSC registration