Preparing for Practice (Scottish Standards)

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The Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC), in collaboration with employers and other stakeholders, has developed Preparing for Practice – a national induction framework for the Scottish social service sector. Preparing for Practice has been developed as a starting point to assist employers plan and delivers a comprehensive induction training programme.


Designed in line with Scottish Social Services Council national induction framework, this e-learning induction programme covers all 6 key components within 5 individual courses.

Optional screening assessment allow individuals who can demonstrate prior knowledge to “fast track” their completion of the learning and assessments.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to social services.
  • The organisation.
  • Service specific issues.
  • The workplace.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Values.
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Duration 15 hours

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28 e-learning modules

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28 online assessments

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Online learner support

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Certificate available on completion

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Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

Courses and qualifications

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