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1 Proposed HND for Social Services Briefing Session March 2007

2 Changing Demands in Sector Factors such as workforce regulation, professionalisation increasing representation of users and carers in policy making Have contributed to an increased demand for better trained and qualified practitioners at all levels This is leading to leading to a rising tide which is raising expectations all round.

3 Changing Demands in Sector Ageing Workforce (Scotlands social care workforce older than average) Workforce analysis predicts as older workers leave they will be replaced by younger, more qualified workers Analysis of complexity and demands of the care task indicates more sophisticated and higher level training required (e.g. social work training now at Hon Degree, Early Year and Childcare centres led by staff qualified at degree level, SVQ3 relevelled at SCQF 7) Recruitment and Retention Issues – some evidence to suggest that staff whose training needs are not met more likely to leave. People want career paths and options.

4 Developments in Training and Learning Opportunities Handys Concept of Portfolio Building Continuous Professional Development Changing Patterns of Access – bringing the learning to the learner, online supported learning, Academic and Work Based routes – can be designed to complement and support each other

5 Developments in Training and Learning Opportunities Academic' Awards Develop Capacity Vocational Awards Assess Competence Combination of above elements compensates for potential weaknesses of each providing academic rigor and practice competence Consider how academic and vocational elements might complement each other in designing courses and articulation routes

6 Not so very long ago….. SCQFAcademic' Awards Develop Capacity Vocational Awards Assess Competence BA in Social Work 8 Registered Managers Award Manager in Residential Child Care 7HNC Social Care HNC Early Education and Childcare 6NC Awards in CareSVQ3 in Care SVQ3 in Child Care

7 Social Care and Early Years Qualifications in SCQF SCQFAcademic' Awards Develop Capacity Vocational Awards Assess Competence 11Masters Degree in Social WorkSVQ 5 10MA (Hons) Social WorkLeadership and Management for Care Services Award 9BA Education and Social Services BA in Childhood Studies SVQ4 in Health and Social Care SVQ4 in CCLD (?) 8 PDA in Care Services Management PDA in Early Education and Childcare Registered Managers Award Manager in Residential Child Care (both at SVQ Level 4, both being phased out) 7HNC Social Care HNC Early Education and Childcare SVQ3 in Health and Social Care SVQ3 in Childrens Care Learning and Development 6NQ Awards in Care (under review) 5SVQ 2 (no SCQF Level)

8 Source Material Changing Lives – Report of the 21 st Century Social Work Review (Scottish Executive, 2006) National Strategy for the Development of the Social Service Workforce in Scotland (Scottish Executive, October 2005) Scotlands Social Services Labour Market – 2 nd Report (Scottish Executive, March 2006) Demystifying the Qualifications Maze (Voluntary Sector Social Services Workforce Unit) The Role of the Social Worker in the 21 st century – A Literature Review (December 2005, Scottish Executive Education Department) Credit-rating and levelling of Scottish Vocational Qualifications for the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework 2005–06 (Aug 2006) Leadership and Management Development in Social Work Services (Scottish Executive and Scottish Leadership Foundation, January 2003)


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