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06 Dec 2021

Get a taste for a career in childcare

This new course is available to people over 25 who are unemployed (or at risk of unemployment or redundancy) and considering a change of career. It’s funded by the National Transition Training Fund which means there is no cost to take part. 

Careers in care

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

08 Nov 2021

Free job adverts for adult social care recruitment campaign

Employers will be able to advertise vacancies for free on myjobscotland until March next year as part of the Scottish Government’s adult social care recruitment campaign ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’. 


02 Nov 2021

SSSC’s response to the National Care Service consultation

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) says responsibility for social work and social care qualifications must remain within its remit to ensure regulation remains independent. This is one of the main points of the SSSC response to the Scottish Government’s National Care Service consultation.

SSSC corporate Consultations and surveys

29 Oct 2021

Focus on careers and recruitment

We have some new and exciting news and updates about studying, careers, funding and recruitment in the social work, social care and early years sector.

Careers in care

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

14 Oct 2021

Celebrating the workforce for 20 years of the SSSC

The professionalism, values and commitment of the social work, social care and early years workforce will be celebrated over the coming year as the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) marks its 20th anniversary.

Social service workforce SSSC corporate

08 Oct 2021

Data sharing with Public Health Scotland – early years and childcare staff

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has been asked by Public Health Scotland (PHS) to share information to help them with their public health monitoring work to determine the risk to early learning and childcare staff from COVID-19 and to establish the level of occupational health risk they may experience as a result. This doesn’t include staff working in out of school care and childminders.

06 Oct 2021

Helping the care workforce get the right skills

The demand for adult social care qualifications is set to rise dramatically over the next four years according to a new report the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) published today. 

Social service workforce Workforce data

04 Oct 2021

Prioritising Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) applications

Disclosure Scotland is continuing to prioritise applications for COVID-19 response workers and now also for care home and care at home services, even where the role does not fit the COVID-19 response worker criteria.