Equality in Early Learning and Childcare: Challenging the Status Quo

College Development Network (CDN) are running an Early Years conference on Saturday 3rd November 2018.

This conference is for everyone who is interested in improving Early Learning and Childcare experiences and those interested in developing a career in Childcare.

We will discuss ways to develop an increasingly creative, agile and inspiring early years workforce, that reflects the communities we serve, and …

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New childcare careers website launched

Tuesday 8 May 2018 sees the launch of a new website designed to
encourage people to consider taking up a career in childcare. The Scottish Social
Services Council website shows how someone can build a career in day care of
children, which includes early learning and childcare (ELC), out of school care,
childminding and other services where children are cared for during the day.

Here is a link to …

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Autism resources

The SQA Care team have added some links to autism resources.

The links can be accessed by clicking on the link below and scrolling to the bottom of the page.


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CPD for centre staff offering HNCs/SVQs in Social Services, Childhood Practice and Healthcare 2016

This SQA Academy course will enable you to keep up-to-date with the changes in legislation, which may impact on your centre.  Such legislation relates to the following qualifications:

HNC Social Services
HNC Childhood Practice
SVQs in Social Services (Children and Young People)
SVQs in Social Services and Healthcare.

The course has been developed to assist those Assessors/Lecturers, Internal Verifiers …

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Child Poverty module

NHS Health Scotland have developed a new module on helping to tackle the impact of poverty on the health and wellbeing of children.

The module can be accessed here;



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Assessment Guidance for First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Paediatric First Aid

Changes have been made to the Assessment Guidance for First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, Emergency Paediatric First Aid and Paediatric First Aid. The changes include new guidance from the Health and Safety Executive as well as a list of training equipment and further sample questions. We urge all centres to destroy previous versions and to refer …

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SQA Learning Resource Area

Last year SQA and NHS Health Scotland worked together to create an area on their Virtual Learning environment to host learning resources to support the delivery of SVQ Social Services and Healthcare, SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People), HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice qualifications;  



These resources are free and …

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SSSC SafeMed resources

The SSSC has developed resources relating to administration of medication.

This resource is a suite of three modules covering principles and good practice, understanding medication, and practical considerations when undertaking the safe administration of medication.

The resource can be accessed here:



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Carers Week 2016

The SSSC are running Carers Week 2016 from the 6th – 12th June 2016.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

To find out more about this event click on the link below.

Carers Week 2016


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Diabetes web site

The SQA Care were in attendance at the Telehealthcare conference in Edinburgh yesterday.  As part of the conference there was a presentation on the My Diabetes My Way web site.

my diabetes my way is the NHS Scotland interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends.

You’ll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and …

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