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Scottish Vocational Qualifications for Child and Adult Care Workers

Working with Adults

  • Qualifications offered: Social Services and Healthcare Levels 2, 3 and 4. See menu on left of page
  • Delivery models: all levels - open assessment (start anytime/personalised timetable); level 2 and 3 – taught programme (varied day release according to level); customised models
  • Settings: community care, care homes, day centres, care at home
  • Client groups: older people, people with additional needs, mental health, substance abuse, homelessness  
Working with Children
  • Qualifications offered: Children and Young People Level 3 See menu on left of page
  • Delivery models: level 3 – open assessment (start anytime/ personalised timetable); level 3 – taught programme (fortnightly evening release);
  • Settings: nurseries, playgroups, after-school clubs, child minders
  • Client groups: babies, pre-school, under 12s
Experience and Success
  • Training for Care has been delivering SVQs since 1993
  • 1000+ completions
  • The first student in Scotland to complete the Health and Social Modern Apprenticeship
  • The first student in Scotland to complete the Early Years Care and Education Modern Apprenticeship
  • Three of the first ten students in Scotland to complete Child Care and Education SVQ 2
  • One of the first ten students in Scotland to complete Care 4
Students and Support
  • Professionally qualified staff, vocationally experienced in their subject areas
  • High levels of candidate support built into all courses
  • Assessment models and training times which recognise the demands on workplaces - supporting assessors and allowing candidates to complete courses on schedule
  • Candidates should be employed for a minimum of 12 hours per week. It is also possible for Volunteers to undertake qualifications, subject to hours and nature of activities; please contact Training for Care to discuss. 
Fees and Funding
  • Fees: Training for Care works hard to find the right balance between affordable fees and professional training!
  • Funding: all courses are eligible for Individual Learning Accounts, Part-time Fee Grant. Skillseeker and Modern Apprenticeship funding available subject to eligibility. Training for Care also works closely with qualifying organisations to access the Voluntary Sector Development Fund
  • See individual courses on the side menu for which fees and funding apply 

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