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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the University of West of Scotland (USW) have launched two new learning games at The European Conference on the Application of Enabling Technologies, held in Glasgow this week. The games are designed to help social service workers and employers learn and develop vital…
In just four years, there have been over a quarter of a million registrations for the National Patient Safety Suite of online courses. Over 85 Community Trusts, Acute Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, CCGs, universities and private healthcare organisations have already subscribed to the National Patient Safety Training Suite, developed by…
A new e-learning module has been launched by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), designed specifically for healthcare professionals. The online course will help those working in the industry to understand the effects of violence on healthcare, their own rights and responsibilities, as well as the ethical dilemmas…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are inviting educators and students to attend a free conference titled Promoting Excellence: Shifting the paradigm in dementia care and support – driving innovation in education. The conference is aimed at those currently studying or delivering a qualification…
If you are a foster carer, run a foster care agency or work in the foster care team at your local authority, then you could help to develop Scotland’s learning and development framework for foster carers. The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) are developing this framework which was informed by…
In 2015 The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is investing £1.2million in British citizens, by awarding a record number of 150 Travelling Fellowships, in order to mark its 50th anniversary. This will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others…
The University of Ulster is providing a series of free seminars during 2014-15 to share research, teaching and organisation development learning to support social work and allied human service professions. The 'Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence Studies in Social Work' series will include the following topics: professional judgement and shared…
The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It aims to give social workers, police, doctors, and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. Advice…
Within our daily lives, the use and availability of digital technologies is ever growing and in the delivery of social care, it is important to ensure the workforce is appropriately skilled to utilise the benefits technology has to offer to the sector. Skills for Care recently managed a research programme…
The web is now firmly established in the workplace and it is vital that the workforce knows how to use it. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, conversing, collaborating and learning from one another. A new animation from NES (NHS Education for Scotland) and …
75,000 people with diabetes die each year in England, accounting for approximately one in seven of all deaths. In recognition of this, Virtual College and NHS England have created a new online training course for healthcare professionals who provide ‘end of life care’ for people with diabetes. By undertaking ‘The…
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has today published revised standards of education and training (SETs) to reflect the new requirement that service users and carers are involved in programmes approved by the regulator. The SETs are the standards that an education and training programme must meet before it…

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