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Mental Health Peer Support PDA

Peer support workers in the mental health sector, often now acknowledged as ‘experts by experience’, offer a unique insight and understanding that can only be gained through having been there yourself.

This course has been specifically developed to equip students with the learning and values necessary to utilise their own experiences to support others recovering from mental illness.

Locations: Dunoon, Lochgilphead

Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice PDA

The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Award 'Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice' has been designed to specifically reflect the knowledge and skills required by all staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers.

The award is aimed at health and social care support workers or practitioners, and is particularly suited to staff who already hold an approved care qualification.

Locations: All centres

Administration of Medication PDA

This course is an essential part of training for all carers involved in the administration of medication in care homes, residential care or care at home services.

The award will become part of the recommended CPD for staff working in this sector. The PDA consists of two units: Administration of Medication and Administer Medication to Individuals.

Locations: All centres


Social Care

The aim is to develop the personal and work skills of the student and make them aware and ready for the world of work.  This Woking in the Community course is also designed to give the student the opportunity to gain work skills and increase awareness of personal development.

Locations: Dunoon, Islay, Oban, Rothesay

Youth Work SVQ2

Candidates will develop skills and knowledge to carry out best practices in youth work, eg:

  • helping young people feel safe and grow in confidence and self esteem
  • valuing young people as individuals and treating them, their thoughts, opinions and ideas seriously

This is a full time course with with work experience built in to the course.

Locations: Campbeltown, Dunoon, Lochgilphead, Oban

Access to Health and Social Care Higher

As people live longer the care sector has ever expanding employment opportunities where older people require assistance with personal care and support. This course consists of a mix of SQA accredited health and social care units and several short courses such as manual handling, food hygiene and personal grooming.

Locations: All centres

Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ2

The SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People) is the replacement qualification for the SVQ 2 Children's Care Learning and Development (CCLD).

This qualification covers a wide range of knowledge and skills required by those working with children of all ages and with differing needs in a range of childcare settings.

Locations: All centres

Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ3

This vocational course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children 0 - 16 years in a variety of settings and to qualilfy students to work in a supervisory capacity.

Successful completion of the course will allow students to register with the Scottish Social Services Council at 'practitioner' level.

You will be required to undergo a 'Disclosure Scotland' check.

Locations: All centres

Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ4

This level 4 award is required by managers of care settings as a second qualification for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council, or for Managers who do not already possess a health and social care qualification. This includes care settings such as care homes, residential care or care at home services for children and young people.

Locations: All centres