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Our digital workbooks (iPad)

Printed self-study packs have long been a popular means of providing information and knowledge to staff.

Using digital technology, our workbooks combine video and interent-connected resources with text to provide a more interactive approach to workplace learning.

Communication and Relationships

This app is part of our SVQ support series and is designed to provide underpinning knowledge and learning to support the Core unit on communication.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Health and safety for social service workers

This app is part of our SVQ support series and is designed to provide underpinning knowledge and learning to support the Core unit on health and safety.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Principles of care

This app is part of our SVQ support series and is designed to provide underpinning knowledge and learning to support the Core unit on safeguarding.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Maintaining your ongoing learning and development

This app is part of our SVQ support series and is designed to provide underpinning knowledge and learning to support the Core unit focused on developing your knowledge and skills.

You can get more information and download the app here.

 

Understanding Dementia

This app is intended help you to feel more confident when working with people with dementia. It looks at the nature of dementia itself and incorporates the stories of people who live with dementia and their carers.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Dementia: Understanding Stress and Distress

This app is intended to help you to identify the factors which can contribute to people with dementia feeling stressed or distressed and improve your skills in working with people with dementia who experience stress and/or distress.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Personal outcomes for people living with dementia

This app will provide you with a better understanding how social and emotional needs impact on well-being for people with dementia and help you to develop your practice in providing meaningful outcomes based support.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Care About ... Promoting Physical Activity in Care Homes

This app aims to provide managers and others with a convenient and accessible source of learning to support the implementation of “Care… about physical activity”.

You can get more information and download the app here.

Core skills are the broad, transferable skills that help to develop the main capabilities people need to be full, active and responsible members of society. Core skills contribute to employability, and are a component of Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland.

Modern Apprenticeship Core Skills: Social Service (Children and Young People)

This app is designed to help and support you whilst you undertake the New Modern Apprenticeships in Social Services Children and Young People (CYP).

You can get more information and download the app here.

Modern Apprenticeship Core Skills: Social Service and Health Care Level 3

This app is designed to help and support you whilst you undertake the New Modern Apprenticeships in Social Service and Health Care Level 3.

You can get more information and download the app here

Modern Apprenticeship Core Skills: Social Service and Health Care Level 2 *NEW*

This app is designed to help and support you whilst you undertake the New Modern Apprenticeships in Social Service and Health Care Level 2

You can get more information and download the app here.

Getting started with mobile

Getting Started With Mobile is an ePublication highlighting good practice and “how to” develop mobile knowledge and learning solutions for the early years, childcare and social care sector.

Click here for more information and to download.

Smartphone apps (iPhone and Android)

SafeMed

This app is designed to support social service workers preparing for assessment for their SVQ in Social Service and Healthcare (eg "Administer Medication to Individuals") and the Professional Development Award, "Administration of Medication". You can get more information and download the app for iPhone here or for Android here.

Apps developed by our partners:

Self Directed Support: your guide to social care

This guide can help you if you are getting social care support or if you are thinking of getting support. A printable PDF version is also available, here.

Self Directed Support: carers

This guide is for carers who are looking after someone who gets support from the local council. A printable PDF version is also available, here.

Self Directed Support: practitioners

This guide is for practitioners tasked with bringing Self Directed Support legislation and policy objectives into everyday practice. A printable PDF version is also available, here.