Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland

0.4 Ways of using this course

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You can use this course, or each of the individual sections, in many different ways:

  • Individual online study of areas of special interest
  • As part of face to face group learning, discussion and debate in the workplace, college or support group
  • To support achievement of existing training/ qualifications e.g. Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), social care and social work training
  • To provide evidence of your knowledge and understanding of personalisation e.g. to help you apply for and go on to further study and possibly achieve qualifications
  • By dipping in and out of different courses to access relevant content as and when you need it
  • If you are involved in supporting others' learning, drawing on and adapting materials for face to face or distance learning programmes.

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