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Skills for Care and Development

Posted by | 25th January 2017 | Care News

“Our aim is for a world class care and development workforce in the UK.”

Skills for Care & Development (SfC&D) is the sector skills council for people providing social work, social care and children’s services to the people of the UK. That is a workforce of over 1.87 million people.

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), as Skills for Care and Development, manages the Apprenticeship frameworks for Social Services and Healthcare (SSH) and Social Services (Children and Young People) (CYP).

Modern/Technical Apprenticeships (MAs/TAs) offer people the chance of paid employment linked with the opportunity to train across the sector. These MAs/TAs help apprentices to gain qualifications for the skills they develop and to better meet the needs of people who use social services. The new Apprenticeship Frameworks reflect the needs of the sector and have been changed in line with Scottish Government’s Making Training Better (2011) and the new qualification structure. The new frameworks will include apprenticeships at the Modern and Technical levels.

For further information on what is available through Skills for Care and Development and what they do, please CLICK HERE.

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