Skills for care and development: sector skills agreement stage 5 - Scotland

This report is the final (Stage 5) report on the work undertaken by Skills for Care & Development as part of their Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) in Scotland. The purpose of this report is to set out the key findings and agreed solutions to the skills gaps identified in the sector as a result of the Sector Skills Agreement process. This agreement is therefore based on the skills demand and provision of supply work already conducted in stages 1 and 2 of the Sector Skills Agreement. The solutions proposed in this paper have been developed on the basis of discussions with sector employers and the SSDA’s Scottish stakeholders group. There are five main sections to this Stage 5 report. Chapter 2 provides an executive summary followed by the key findings from Stages 1 and 2 of the SSA set out in chapter 3 along with any further significant issues highlighted during the Stage 3 work. In addition it contains a separate section looking at what is known of likely future growth in the sector. Chapter 4 provides a detailed examination of the gaps between each of the skills needs and the relevant skills supply. Chapter 5 looks at the SSSC’s range of current and future planned activities along with other Government funded activity in the sector and how they articulate with the skills gaps identified. Finally, Chapter 6 presents a set of solutions to bridge the gaps identified. These have been discussed with each of the SSDA’s Scottish Stakeholder Groups separately.

Scottish Social Services Council
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