Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 5

The SCQF level 5 Social Services and Healthcare is the replacement qualification for the course Health and Social Care.

It is designed for students who want to work in the Social Care sector, specialising in the care of adults. Work settings could include residential care for the elderly, working in the community, learning disability services, mental health, care at home etc. Students need to be working in a care setting to undertake this course.

Locations: All centres - work based

SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 6

The SCQF level 6 Social Services and Healthcare is the replacement qualification for the course Health and Social Care.

It is designed for students who want to work in the Social Care sector, specialising in the care of adults. Work settings could include residential care for the elderly, working in the community, learning disability services, mental health, care at home etc. Students need to be working in a care setting to undertake this course.

Locations: All centres - work based

SVQ in Youth Work at SCQF level 5

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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

Health and Social Care: an Introduction SCQF level 6

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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

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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

Access to Nursing

If you’d like to train in the health industry but lack the necessary qualifications, this could be the course for you.  This full time course allows students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in the health care industry for employment in a health or care setting or progression on to Higher Education in a health or care profession.

Locations: All centres

Access to Nursing (SWAP)

If you’d like to train in the health industry but lack the necessary qualifications, this could be the course for you.
Access to Nursing is part of the Scottish Widening Access Programme (SWAP) and is specifically for people who have been out of formal education for at least 3 years It prepares adult returners for entry into Higher Education and can lead to a place at college or university.

Locations: All centres