Preparing for Practice (Scottish Standards)


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.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 15 hours

e-learning content

28 e-learning modules

Course assessments

28 online assessments

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

Courses and qualifications

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Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



We update our content in line with changes to legislation at no cost to you the client. Therefore you can rest assured that our content will always reflect industry best practice.


Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.