Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Does SSSC accept overseas qualification?
I'm Rubén from Spain, living in Scotland. I am working in a nursing home . I have a diploma health care assistant, could I use this qualification and register with SSSC?
If you look on the SSSC website, there are the qualifications listed that they accept as a recognised award. Whether it is accepted or not, you must register with the SSSC within 6 months of starting employment, I would advise doing this now. Look on the site here: https://www.sssc.uk.com/knowledgebase/article/KA-02462/en-us
Good luck with your career in the UK.
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.