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We’ve recently become aware that there is some confusion among employers, learning providers and colleges about whether apprentices need to register with the SSSC. We have two different roles when it comes to apprentices.

Apprenticeship registration

As the sector skills council for social service qualifications in Scotland we own the relevant apprenticeship frameworks and approve learning providers to deliver modern, technical and professional apprenticeships.

As the sector skills council we also register and certificate apprentices.

SSSC job role registration

Apprentices are employees as they earn while they learn so that means if they work in a role that requires SSSC registration they must register for that role.

This is a separate registration from the apprenticeship registration. SSSC registration is required even if the apprentice is an extra member of staff and considered a trainee.

There is more information about SSSC registration on our website