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.
I am looking to develop myself further in my career, is there anything you can recommend I do to progress?
I am looking to develop myself further in my career and have no management knowledge or experience. Is there anything you can recommend I do to progress? I can’t go to night school as I have small children and can’t afford to spend a lot of money. I attend all the training my workplace offer but I want to develop further.
There are lots of courses you can do online in a time that suits yourself. It is great to know you want to develop your career.
Do you know about ‘Open Badges’? These are courses you can access via the learning portal on ‘My learning’ on the SSSC website. You can do them at anytime and in small chunks if that suits you. You get a certificate at the end and the certificates move with you should you change jobs.
SSSC also have a very good management framework called ‘Step into Leadership’ The framework has various pathways for the learner to follow dependant on your role and circumstances.
I hope this gives you food for thought.
What would you like to ask Senga?
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.