Webwatch – Workforce Solutions

There is currently a big push in social services and in care and support services, on workforce development and lifelong learning, and on better ways for employers and employees to record and progress learning.

In response to this, the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has produced the Workforce Solutions website, which offers a range of resources to assist employers in meeting expectations in workforce development and registration agendas for the social services sector. The resources are designed to accommodate the individual employee to plan and progress their own learning and development, while others are intended for employers to support them in developing the workforce they need now, or may need in the future.

Resource sections are displayed clearly in a list format: Induction; Career Development Toolkit; Career Pathways in Early Years and Childcare; Care and Support Services Career Pathways; National Occupational Standards (NOS) Navigator; Continuous Learning Framework; Workforce Information and Planning; and SCQF and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Lots of information is provided on induction and career support in social services, early learning and care services. One section of the site is dedicated to the NOS Navigator, a simple, easy-to-use tool to help users find their way round the national occupational standards for the social services sector in Scotland. It can also help people find the units needed for SVQ.

Detailed information on the Continuous Learning Framework (CLF) is provided, as well as information and resources focused on workforce information and planning, incorporating presentations, videos, and the SSSC’s workforce planning guide. Some sections also contain e-learning resources that can be downloaded and reused for staff development programmes.

The final resource contains information on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) with digital versions of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Evidence Gathering and Profiling materials, and e-learning activities to help individuals prepare for making an RPL claim.

All information and tools on the site are available free of charge.
Visit the website: http://workforcesolutions.sssc.uk.com