Workforce Development

NISCC is a partner in the Skills for Care and Development’ (SfCD) UK Alliance – the Sector Skills Council for those working in social work, social care, early years, children and young people's services. We work with key partners and professionals in Northern Ireland and across the UK to ensure workforce learning and development is a key element for organisations providing social care services. Together we are developing a workforce that is innovative, skilled and sustainable; one that fosters economic growth and sustainable communities across the UK.

With our partners, we regularly review and improve qualifications and occupational standards for the social work, social care, early years, children and young people's workforce. NISCC also has a statutory responsibility to approve and regulate standards for social work training at Degree level and in the Professional in Practice Framework.

Click on the themes below to find out more about the projects we are working on and resources to support to support workers in developing their knowledge and expertise.