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Supporting the workforce

Find out how our work can support your learning and development and how we work with employers to support workers to develop their knowledge and expertise. You can also find free learning resources on our Learning Zone.

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Continuous professional learning

Find out how registered workers can use the learning they do every day towards meeting the continuous professional learning (CPL) requirement.

Workforce planning and development

Workforce planning contributes to a sustainable social service workforce, where all employees are valued, supported and have meaningful work with attractive career choices.

Leadership, improvement learning and wellbeing

We support quality improvement (QI) learning and leadership development at all levels in the social service sector, working collectively with our partners to support these activities. 

Digital learning

The digital learning team offers a wide range of learning resources and services to support workforce development in the sector.

Self-directed support and integration

We work across a number of policy areas in the context of health and social care integration, including dementia, personal outcomes and palliative and end of life care.

Mental health officers

We design and develop skills and learning resources to support the continuous professional learning of the mental health officer (MHO) workforce.

Newly qualified social workers

We have two main projects supporting newly qualified social workers (NQSWs).

Learning Zone

Get free resources to support your learning and development.


Discover our Learning Zone

The SSSC Learning Zone is an online space with a range of resources to support learning in Scotland’s social services.

Watch this video to take a quick tour of the Learning Zone, discover what’s available and how you can use the resources.

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Visit the Learning Zone

Search the Register

Check the registration status of a social worker or social care worker employed in Scotland