Topic outline

  • SVQ support learning

    To help employers develop learning programmes to support SVQ candidates, the SSSC has developed a range of resources which are grouped around the themes of the four core units of the Social Service and Healthcare SVQs: Health & Safety; Effective Communication, Safeguarding and, Developing your practice.

    The learning resources are a combination of interactive presentations & activities, handouts and mp3 audio files. You can download these resources and use them to build your own programmes of learning. 

    All of the materials on this page are also available as iPad apps. To see the full range of our apps, please click here.

    • Health and Safety

      There are four interactive learning resources for this topic which you can try here. These are complimented by a comprehensive handout which provides information to underpin these learning resources. We have also provided this handout as a series of mp3s which can be copied onto users' mobile phones/iPods for playback.

      The interactive resources contain some audio material, so users will need to access these on a computer which has audio capability.

      These materials are also available here in a zip file which you can download so you can install the materials on your own organisation's network.

      We have adapted the PDF handout on Health and Safety (below) into an interactive publication for the iPad. This innovative new publication is available on the iTunes App store and is free to download. You can see all of our apps here.

    • Effective Communication

      This topic has one, comprehensive, interactive resource which you can try here. This is supplemented with a handout/workbook which provides information to underpin the interactive resource. This handout also contains activities. Users will need Adobe Acrobat Reader v.9 or later to use this document.

      The interactive resource contains some audio material, so users will need to access these on a computer which has audio capability.

      These materials are also available here in a zip file which you can download so you can install the materials on your own organisation's network.

    • Safeguarding

      This topic contains two interactive learning resources covering:

      • Codes and Standards
      • Self Directed Support and Personal Outcomes
      • Equality & Diversity
      • Protecting Individuals
      • Promoting Wellbeing

      There are also links to further resources and related documents. 

      These materials are also available here in a zip file which you can download so you can install the materials on your own organisation's network.

    • Developing your practice through reflection and learning

      Developing your practice through reflection and learning is vital to improving the way you support service users and carers, develop yourself and your career, and make the best possible contribution to the work of your organisation. The information in this learning object will enable staff to look at how they can continue develop themselves and use their learning, their organisation and other resources to improve their knowledge, skills, understanding and use of the value base.

      In common with the other learning objects here, you can view the material in full here, but we'd encourage you to download this material and use it as a component in programmes of learning you create.