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Business and Administrative Services


The Educational Development Team of the ACS Project has developed a range of products from publications to online resources for staff working in Business & Administrative Services.

On this page you will find information on:

ACCESS Newsletter - is our way of providing NHSScotland staff in Business & Administration and Estates & Facilities Services with the latest information on the projects and resources to support their learning and development at work.

ACCESS Newsletter Autumn 2018 -  In the Year of the Young People this edition looks at how we’re informing young people about careers in health and about how they can begin a career in NHSScotland as an NHSScotland Apprentice. There’s also information on the various types of apprenticeships available for people in NHSScotland, results of a school pupil survey, the Get into Health and Social Care programme and lots more!

ACCESS Newsletter Spring 2018 - this is the first of our new look Access newsletters which we will be bringing out three times a year.

In this edition we tell you about the three recent events we’ve run and there’s news about the new members of our team too.

Back Issues - click HERE to download back issues of the ACCESS newsletter.

The Certificate of Work Readiness Guide - Could you offer a work placement to a young person?

The Certificate of Work Readiness - a guide to setting up work placements in NHSScotland is a 'how to' guide for NHSScotland staff thinking about offering a young person a placement in the NHS.

The guidance describes the key stages including making initial contact with Skills Development Scotland, recruiting the young person and establishing the local network of support during the placement. This online guidance can be accessed and downloaded from this LINK.

More information about the benefits of work placements can be found in an article from the ACCESS newsletter Autumn 2014 describing the benefits to the organisation, mentor and young persons on placement - LINK

Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide to Support Staff through the RPL process and Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide for Learners.

  • Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide to Support Staff through the RPL process.

This guidance is designed for learning and development staff, managers, supervisors and reviewers.  It provides information on using RPL and illustrations from Health Boards already using RPL - LINK

  • Recognition of Prior Learning - A Guide for Learners

This guidance is designed for learners who wish to find out more about using Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - LINK

All of our publications are available free of charge and some are available in hard copy format.
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