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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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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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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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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Online Nursery game for those working with ELCC students

Message from the SSSC

Dear Colleagues

Are you involved in the training of people interested in working in early learning and childcare?  Then this might be of interest to you!

You are invited to attend an exciting and innovative training event during which you will get the chance to visit Scotland’s first ever virtual children’s nursery environment; Tiny …

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SSSC Codes of Practice Consultation

The SSSC Codes of Practice are under review and the consultation opens today and closes in January 2016.

To take part in the consultation please click on the following link;



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The SQA Care team are currently preparing frequently asked questions to cover the SVQ Social Services and Healthcare and SVQ Social Services (CYP).  This will be completed in the near future. In the meantime if you have anything that you would like included in this please send in suggestions.

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Launch Event HNC Social Services & HNC Childhood Practice

SQA is running a launch event for HNC Social Services and HNC Childhood Practice on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling. To reserve a place on this event please book on through the Events Booking System on the following link


Should you have any queries regarding the booking system and booking onto this event, …

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Issue 11 of the SSSC news is now available.

Here is the link to view; http://ssscnews.uk.com/


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Improving lives with childhood practice conference

One of the SQA Care team will be attending the Improving lives with childhood practice conference that is on in Edinburgh tomorrow.
The national conference is to celebrate the success of the award in improving the lives of children and families and helping Scotland become the best place to grow up.
This one-day conference is organised by the Scottish Social …

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