SMSDN has made a commitment to widen training and development opportunities for Member Support Staff. Member Support staff are key personnel within each Scottish Council and SMSDN is committed to recognising, supporting and developing each individual based on their abilities, needs and potential.
Each individual learner will be given equal opportunities to undertake this qualification as part of their continuing professional development and will be free from any form of discrimination in so doing.
The qualification will meet identified learning styles and individual learning needs will be catered for within each Scottish Council.
Member Support staff will be supported by the individual Equal Opportunities policies of their own Council and by the Equal Opportunities Policy of West Lothian College who is the awarding body for the qualification.