More and more individuals working in social care and social work are using technology to support workforce learning and development. For employers, these digital solutions provide innovative ways of accessing training and are enhancing workplace learning in flexible, efficient ways.
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. Once they have been downloaded, the apps can be referred to when they are needed, making it easy to access information that supports workforce learning and development. This can be done while in the office or while working out and about.
Currently the apps are not suitable to download to a PC or Windows-based mobile device but NISCC is working to find new solutions to widen access across multiple devices including mobile. If you would like to know more about NISCC's mobile learning and digital developments, email Mairead Harkin, Workforce Development Officer at NISCC at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NISCC are working with a range of employers and key stakeholders to develop a new resource similiar in content to the Domiciliary Care Toolkit. This resource is aimed at residential/nursing and day care workers and managers. This resource will be available later in the year.
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 is a free resource for domiciliary care workers and their managers and provides key information on values and behaviours, safeguarding, service user health and well-being and complex conditions such as; dementia, delirium and pallative care. It can also be used by service users and their carers.
Feedback on the app since the launch has been very positive with the App being used by managers to support induction of new staff and to help them with PRTL. Comments included; "Very useful information to help throughout the year regarding training and supporting clients also to promote health and well-being. Also for completing PRTL on NISCC" and " Superb tool for workers and providers alike, a great tool and first step into the world of apps. Thanks NISCC".
Domiciliary Care Toolkit App workshops are now available upon request by employers or managers. If you are interested in supporting your staff to access and use the app or want more information about the app and how it can be used - contact Mairead Harkin at email@example.com for more information.
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