ELC Senior Practitioner Qualifications Survey

Closed 30 Jun 2020

Opened 2 Dec 2019


One of the key principles of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) expansion is the requirement for a dedicated, skilled and well-qualified workforce. Aberdeen City Council supports investment in its workforce by providing opportunities for upskilling and career progression.

The purpose of this survey is to audit the number of Senior Practitioners that hold, or are working towards a relevant qualification for the post they hold. The Aberdeen City Council Job Profile for Senior Early Years Practitioner (SEYP) states that “the post holder needs to hold as a mininmum SCQF level 9 qualification, BA Childhood Practice or equivalent or experience in undertaking delegated duties and be willing to work toward the SCQF level 9 or equivalent qualification.” This is business essential information as the Council needs to know where investments in our workforce are required.

This survey should be completed by a Depute Head Teacher or a senior manager within the school who has line management responsibility for ELC nursery classes.

The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you in advance for completing this survey.

Why We Are Consulting

Your data: Early Learning and Childcare Senior Practitioner Survey

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council is collecting this information in preparation for the Scottish Government’s expansion of Early Learning and Childcare in 2020, to allow us to plan for and expand Early Learning and Childcare across Aberdeen City. We also use this information for workforce planning and monitoring professional development in line with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) regulations. We will not share your personal information with any organisation out with Aberdeen City Council.

How long we keep your information for

We will keep a copy of your response for 2 years. Statistical data will be kept beyond this point for planning and evaluation purposes, but it will not contain any of your personal data.

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See the Your data page for more information about all the rights you have, as well as the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer.

You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly.

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for the information you provide.  Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council considers the planning of the delivery of Early Learning and Childcare as part of its public task under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This means we understand our legal basis for processing your data as Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation.

In administering this task, we are also likely to process special categories of personal data. The Council understands out legal basis for doing so as Article 9(2)(g) of the General Data Protection Regulation, because processing is necessary for the reasons of substantial public interest.


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