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Health and Social Care SVQ and Professional Training

We offer a range of professional qualifications to meet registration requirements and enable support workers, practitioners and managers to progress in their chosen careers. We also offer continuous professional learning opportunities to refresh knowledge and build skills.

Our courses can be delivered on campus, at your workplace or virtually via MS Teams or online open learning packages.

SVQ Qualifications

Many of our courses are designed to meet the registration requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council.

The SVQ courses we currently deliver in Health & Social Care are:

  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 6 -This qualification is suitable for support workers in care home services who wish to obtain a formal qualification.
  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 7 - This qualification is suitable for people who are employed in the health and social care sector in a practitioner or a key worker role (these roles may include elements of supervision but are not exclusively supervisory)
  • PDA Health and Social Care Supervision SCQF Level 7 - The PDA in Health and Social Care is designed for those involved in supervising others in social services and related settings.
  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF Level 9 - This qualification is suitable for people currently in a leadership role within the health and social care sector.
  • SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF Level 10 - This qualification is suitable for those with a management role in a care service.

Bespoke Professional Training

Edinburgh College serves professionals looking for qualifications to progress within their chosen career but we also offer customised training programmes tailored specifically to your business requirements.

Customised Learning could include:

  • Digital Skills for the Health Sector
  • First Aid Training
  • A range of Mental Health courses
  • Workplace Mentoring in the Care Sector
  • Report Writing and Communications Skills in Healthcare
  • Stoma Care Awareness
  • Medical Terminology courses

Health and Social Care Training at Edinburgh College

Health Professions & Social Services

PDA Health and Social Care Supervision

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Health and Social Care Supervision at SCQF Level 7 is a qualification that h...

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Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF 7

Study mode
Part time

Health Professions & Social Services

SVQ Care Services Leadership and Management SCQF level 10

This course is suitable for people who are currently employed in a management role in a care service. The course will al...

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Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF 10

Study mode
Open learning

Health Professions & Social Services

SVQ CYP Social Services SCQF Level 6

SVQ Children and Young People (2) - Social Services SCQF Level 6 This course is suitable for people who are currently em...

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Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF 5

Study mode
Open learning

Health Professions & Social Services

SVQ CYP Social Services SCQF Level 7

This course is suitable for people who are currently employed as practitioners or a key worker role in:Residential child...

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Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification
SCQF 6

Study mode
Open learning

Health Professions & Social Services

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare 2 - SCQF Level 6

This course is suitable for people who are currently employed as support workers in:Care homesCare at homeHousing suppor...

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Campus
OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF 6

Study mode
Open learning

Health Professions & Social Services

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare 3 - SCQF Level 7

This qualification is suitable for people who are employed in the health and social care sector in a practitioner or a k...

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Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF 7

Study mode
Open learning

Health Professions & Social Services

SVQ Social Services and Healthcare 4 - SCQF Level 9

The SVQ Social Services and Healthcare SCQF level 9 (SVQ 4) is a candidate-led program, leading to a qualification which...

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Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification
SCQF 9

Study mode
Open learning

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For bespoke training please contact us:

CommercialUK@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

For scheduled training view our Health Professions and Social Services courses.