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Careers and education

If you’re looking for a career which makes a positive difference, then a job in social services could be for you. You can find out more about qualifications and get information for providers here.

Getting started

Our resources can help you start and develop your career in social services. We also have resources for employers to support values-based recruitment.

Careers ambassadors

We work with social service workers to promote life changing careers in the sector. You can arrange a visit by a social service careers ambassador.


Find out more about studying for a qualification and the different routes you can take.

Modern apprenticeships

Apprenticeships allow people to work while training and help workers gain qualifications that reflect the skills and knowledge they need.

Information for providers

Information for training providers on standards, quality assurance, practice learning and the Review of Social Work Education.

Case studies

Hear from people working in social services about their #lifechangingwork

Inspiring Care Stories

We’re celebrating the values and commitment of the social service workforce during COVID-19 by sharing your Inspiring Care Stories.


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.

If you require text transcripts of any of our videos, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Visit the Learning Zone

Search the Register

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