Qualifications and training

The qualifications and training a person requires will also vary depending on their job role. The qualifications required for different job roles in social services are set out at a national level by the SSSC as part of the process of registering the workforce. As well as qualifications, many employers require their staff to undertake specific training at certain points in their career to meet the demands of their job role, for example training relating to health and safety or to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. As this key area is also well developed in Scotland, the CLF does not explore it in detail but rather directs the sector to where they can find out more if required.

The third and fourth key areas of the CLF have been developed specifically for the framework and their aim is to build on the first two key areas.