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27 Mar 2020

Guidance for employers on core training for redeployed workers, temporary workers and volunteers

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the country, it will be necessary for health and social care staff to be deployed to work in frontline care services they may be unfamiliar with. Temporary workers and volunteers are also being recruited to support services.

Social service workforce Your learning

26 Mar 2020

New early learning and childcare course

The Open University’s Early Childhood team and the Scottish Government have developed a free online course, Identifying and supporting additional support needs in early learning and childcare, for early learning and childcare (ELC) practitioners.  

Your learning

20 Mar 2020

Social work student placements and bursaries

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created uncertainty for social work students so we’ve agreed contingency plans with the Heads of Social Work Programmes in Scotland to help mitigate the impact on them.

Your learning Professional standards

11 Mar 2020

Staff graduate from specialist dementia training programmes

Another 98 Dementia Champions and 45 Dementia Specialist Improvement Leads (DSIL) will graduate today from specialist dementia training programmes aimed at improving the care and support for people living with dementia in Scottish hospitals, care homes and community settings.

Dementia Social service workforce Your learning

09 Mar 2020

Revised Standards in Social Work Education

From this autumn universities will be embedding the revised Standards in Social Work Education in their social work programmes.

Professional standards Your learning

04 Mar 2020

Happy birthday Open Badges

SSSC Open Badges are now five-years old.  To celebrate, Robert Stewart, lead officer for SSSC Open Badges, tells us more about what's coming up this year.

Your learning

24 Feb 2020

New modern apprenticeship resource

Do you have an apprentice or are you thinking about employing an apprentice? 

Your learning Employers

21 Feb 2020

New online module to support childcare staff development

Early learning and childcare (ELC) staff are receiving new help to inspire young children in science and maths. 

A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning package, developed in partnership with the Scottish Government and the University of the West of Scotland, provides multimedia resources and activities for staff to help babies and children to develop curiosity in the world around them. 

Your learning

15 Jan 2020

New leaflet: Part Time Fee Grant for social service and healthcare qualifications

We’ve worked with Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to produce a new leaflet to help you understand and raise awareness of the Part Time Fee Grant.

Your learning Funding

12 Dec 2019

Enriching and improving experience: new palliative and end of life care guidance toolkit

We’ve published a new Enriching and Improving Experience: Palliative and End of Life Care Guidance Toolkit.

Your learning

24 Oct 2019

New supervision presentation

We’ve produced a new presentation with accompanying notes to help you facilitate a discussion around effective supervision.

Your learning Leadership

01 Oct 2019

Create your own 23 Things learning resource

We’ve produced a new ebook to help you create content and develop open badges for your learning.

Our 23 Digital Capabilities learning resource has been incredibly popular since it was launched and we’ve received lots of requests from organisations to help create their own online learning using the 23 Things framework.

Your learning