Workforce skills reports 2013/2014

04 Dec 2014

The aim of the Workforce Skills Reports (WSRs) is to bring together data on the sector's workforce, uptake of relevant qualifications, and data on service users along with broader information on drivers of change (e.g. developments in policy) in order to identify key workforce development challenges for the sector.

This year we have created 4 separate but related reports as follows:

 Service trends and their workforce implications Download (PDF, 0.8MB)
 Qualifications and training provision in the social service sector in Scotland Download (PDF, 0.9MB)
 Key policy drivers and skills challenges for the sector Download (PDF, 2.3MB)
 A stakeholder report which examines key messages from employers and summarises the themes from these and the first three documents Download (PDF, 1.3MB)

Please note that the workforce data within these reports comes from December 2012 and is as published in the revised 2012 workforce data report (available here).

The SSSC has also recently published a report which examines the workforce as of December 2013 (available here).

If you have any questions about the Workforce Skills Report please contact Mike Docherty, Intelligence Manager, Scottish Social Services Council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.