Sector Qualifications Strategy
Producing the Sector Qualifications Strategy (SQS)
The Sector Qualifications Strategy (SQS) and Sector Skills Agreement (SSA) are closely related.
The SSA will map out what skills the 'workforce of the future' will need and how these skills will be supplied and funded in order to improve the match between education and training supply and employment need.
The SQS will be fundamental in how this is delivered, it will:
- help employers understand what standards, learning opportunities and qualifications are applicable for the workplace
- help workers understand how specific standards, learning opportunities and qualifications can assist their competency and career development
- help training providers, awarding bodies and publishers understand what standards, learning opportunities and qualifications are required by the sector.
For more information on how this will be developed and how you can feed in please download the latest briefing document below.
- Producing the Sector Qualifications Strategy (SQS)-Briefing 1 Nov 06 (pdf 160kb)
- Producing the Sector Qualifications Strategy (SQS)-Briefing 2 Aug 07 (pdf 195kb)
- Producing the Sector Qualifications Strategy (SQS)-Briefing 3 Feb 08 (pdf 199kb)
For Skills for Care's completed Sector Qualifications Strategy template please download the document below.
Skills for Care and Development UK Action Plan 2011/12
This UK Action Plan delivers the Skills for Care and Development Sector Qualification and Learning Strategy
abridge version-http://www.skillsforcareanddevelopment.org.uk/files/sfcad/SQLS%20abridged%20final(2).pdf) and supports its ambition for a world-class workforce. By world class we mean a competent, credible, sufficient and confident workforce which is driven - and able - to support and surpass individual needs of all adults, children, their families and carers that use services provided by the sector.
Performance on these actions will be monitored on a quarterly basis by Skills for Care and Development UK Board as part of their ongoing performance monitoring function. The Skilled and Qualified Board will take a particular interest in those actions delivering against their 'Improving Skills' programme of work.
The second Skills for Care & Development sector qualification & learning strategy
The second sector qualification strategy describes to those supplying training, qualifications and workforce development the needs and ambitions of employers in social work and social care for children and adults in the UK. It outlines what we are going to do to meet those needs and ambitions:
A summary of the second Skills for Care & Development sector qualification & learning strategy