This learning resource is for everyone involved in educating and training social service staff and social workers, even though they may be involved in different ways and for different reasons. For example:
- service users and carers who are already involved in staff training and/or social work education or interested in becoming involved
- PLQ/PLQ(SS) assessors and mentors
- training and education providers
- academic staff with responsibility for service user and carer participation in their programmes
- other people with involvement in training and learning
Aims and objectives
The overall aim of this learning resource is to make the Practice Learning Qualification (PLQ) at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 7 award more accessible for people who use services and for carers.
How to use this resource
The resource has four main themes including;
- an understanding of PLQ/PLQ(SS) at SCQF Level 7 and the benefits to service users and carers and others of completing the award.
- identifying common barriers to accessing and achieving the PLQ/PLQ(SS) awards
- identifying ways to minimise barriers and maximise opportunities for service users and carers to access and complete the PLQ/PLQ(SS) Level 7.
- Three case studies designed to illustrate how services users and carers might access and achieve the PLQ at SCQF Level 7
Each case study will provide an outline of the person's background, circumstances and experience and describes a possible pathway that identifies potential obstacles and opportunities that each individual might experience in accessing and completing the PLQ/PLQ(SS) level 7.
Author and Copyright
© 2009 Scottish Social Services Council. This material was written for the SSSC by Lorna Trainer. This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 2.5 UK : Scotland License. This means you are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work; and to make derivative works on condition that you credit SSSC and do not use the work for commercial purposes. For full details of the licence please visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/scotland/