– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 9th August 2007.

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Question S3W-2117

To ask the Scottish Executive whether appropriate qualifications and experience are accredited as acceptable to the Scottish Social Services Council where a carer does not have the requisite SVQ.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Scottish National Party

The qualifications acceptable by the Scottish Social Services Council for those groups of workers who are required to register are not limited to SVQs. A wide and varied range of qualifications are acceptable for registration purposes.

Work experience and prior learning can be used as evidence of competency when working towards an SVQ. The SSSC is currently looking at the development of a tool which will support workers to have on the job learning count towards a qualification.

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