More and more individuals working in social care and early years are using technology and e-learning to support their work and develop their knowledge. For employers, these are useful tools for delivering training and enhancing workplace learning in a flexible, efficient way. Once they have been downloaded, the apps can be referred to when they are needed, making it easy to access while in the office or working out and about.
NISCC have developed a number of mobile apps to support workforce learning and development. All the apps are free of charge and are available for iPhone and Android mobile devices as well as tablets. Currently they are not suitable to download to a PC or Windows-based mobile device. If you would like to know more about NISCC's mobile learning, email Mairead Harkin, workforce Engagement Officer at NISCC.
NISCC Mobile Learning Apps
We suggest viewing this webpage on your mobile device so that you can download the apps successfully. Click on the App Descriptors to find out more about the apps. Use the links to download the apps from Apple Store and Google Play (Android Devices). If you are unsure how to download mobile apps, click on the Beginners Guide Icon for Tips and FAQs.
Domiciliary Care Toolkit App
The App has been developed specifically for domiciliary care workers to support required workplace learning and development and help workers remember and retain important areas of training such as; values and behaviours; safeguarding; standards of conduct and practice and service user health and wellbeing. There is also information on dementia, delirium and end of life care to support workers to deliver high quality care.
Child Development App - 0-6 Years
This app is designed for social workers, early years workers and parents. It provides high quality information on child developmental norms relevant to the 0-6 years age group.
Child Development App – 7-12 Years
This app is ideal for social workers, early years workers, teaching professionals, youth and community workers and parents and provides high quality information on child developmental norms relevant to the 7 – 12 years age group.
Child Development App – 13-18 Years
This app has been developed for social workers, teaching professionals, youth and community workers and parents to help them understand development issues relevant to the 13-18 years age group. It will also help them to make links with knowledge obtained from previous Understanding Child Development Apps for 0-6 and 7-12 year old children.
Health & Safety in a Childminding Setting App
This app has been tailored specifically for childminders who are caring for children in their own homes to help enable them to meet the Minimum Standards requirements for Health and Safety in a Childminding setting for registration and inspection purposes.
Download the Childminding Health & Safety App Descriptor to find out more
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Other Useful Resources
Want to know more about using mobile apps? Click here to view a short film made by the Scottish Social Services Council