SSSC Learning zone

Whatever your role and level of experience, we have apps and resources to help you develop your knowledge and skills. These are completely free and you can work through them at your own pace.

Workers and volunteers

Websites, videos, ebooks and apps covering a range of topics for social service workers. Choose a learning resource and get started straight away – no username or password required.

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Managers, mentors and coaches

Learning resources for supervisors, managers, mentors and coaches. Use these to help your own continuous development and encourage a positive learning culture within your team.

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Organisational development and trainers

Frameworks, standards, guides and other resources to help you with the recruitment, training and continuous development of your service’s workforce. Some of these resources will be of use to managers of smaller services too.

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Children and early years

Continuous professional learning (CPL) modules

Scottish Government has started to deliver an online programme of continuous professional learning that is free to everyone working in early learning and childcare.

MA Core Skills: Social Service (CYP) Level 3

This app is designed to help and support you to undertake the Modern Apprenticeships in Social Services Children and Young People (CYP). Core skills contribute to employability and are a component of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland.

Child development

This resource is an easy reference for information, including Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC), Wellbeing Indicators (SHANARRI), Building the Ambition and How good is our early learning and childcare?. It has important aspects of the national guidance and a mix of essential reference material, information and real world activities, to support your practice.

Early learning and childcare – National induction resource

Scottish Government’s national induction resource for people joining the early learning and childcare workforce sets out how you can expect your employer to support you in your new role and includes links to the range of national resources which are available to support you.