Scottish Social Services Workforce Data
SVQs in the social services sector - 2010 annual report
This is the fourth in a series of annual reports on Scottish Vocational Qualifications provision in Scotland, to be produced regularly for the purposes of workforce planning.
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) wants to know more about the workforce and is keen to have accurate information about the qualifications which employees are undertaking and achieving. This paper sets out information we have gathered, which will assist education and training providers, employers, employees and other partners involved in workforce development activities.
This report is an analysis of relevant Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) during the calendar year 2010, and shows some long term trends. In previous reports we used data from the Local Government Analysis and Research (LGAR) reports. As the LGAR is being wound up, the data used in this report, as in the 2008 and 2009 annual reports, has been obtained solely from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). The data covers new registrations and a new qualification issued, and is provided on a quarterly basis over the year.