An Independent Review of the Scottish Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Workforce and Out of School Care (OSC) Workforce

Earlier this week the above report was published on the Scottish Government web site.  As stated this was an independent review to identify and make recommendations on how the skills, qualifications and training of staff working within the early learning and childcare and out of school care sectors, from birth to age 14, can contribute to improved outcomes for children, help …

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Pathfinder Foundation Apprenticeships

SQA are working with Skills Development Scotland, Sector Skills Councils and Colleges/Training Providers on pathfinder Foundation Apprenticehships. This is a  new approach being offered to S4-6 pupils. It will give young people an opportunity get the skills that employers want and complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship. The Foundation Apprenticeships are running this year as pathfinders with schools …

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SSSC Codes of Practice review

Yesterday Louise from the SQA Care team attended the first meeting of the Codes of Practice review  in Edinburgh.
Since the Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers were published in 2003, there have been significant developments in the way that care and support is provided and delivered, particularly in relation to personalisation.
This year, Scottish Social Services Council is undertaking a full review of the Codes of Practice. The review will involve significant engagement and consultation with the sector, and will make recommendations on the wording and use of the Codes. The aim is to ensure that the Codes continue to support consistently high standards of values based practice across the social services workforce, and form a meaningful basis for regulation.  The review will look at codes of practice for both employers and employees.

The SSSC have establishing a strategic group and the role of the group is as follows:

Acting as a steering group for the project

Providing initial advice and guidance on key issues for the review

Supporting engagement and involvement of stakeholders across the sector, to ensure that as many people as possible can make their voices heard in this work

Providing advice and guidance on the draft revised Codes

The review will run from May 2015- March 2016. We will keep you updated through the blog on how the review …

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