Short Courses

Epilepsy, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Moving & Handling, and more

Children and Young People

SVQ Level 3 Taught and Open Programmes (Modern Apprenticeships available)

Social Services and Healthcare

SVQ Levels 2, 3, 4, PDA H&SC Supervision


SVQ4, CSLM units for Registration

Employability Programmes

Programmes for people who wish to work in adult care or childcare

Covid-19 Notice

Training for Care is currently closed in line with Government Guidance. As a result of this closure all assessment is suspended and we are unable to take short course bookings. 

This decision was not taken lightly but we have been left with no alternative in the current circumstances. Please contact if you have any urgent queries during this time.

Training for Care is an educational charity, established in 1982, specialising in social care and childcare training. We are an SQA approved centre and deliver SVQs, Short Courses and other vocational programmes. We also provide Employability Programmes and Modern Apprenticeships funded by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Short Courses

 All our short courses are available for group bookings. We also run an Open Course Programme for individuals or for organisations wishing to train a small number of staff. The programme is updated every month – join our mailing list to receive updates

Open Course Programme


First Aid
Food Hygiene
Moving and Handling
Short Courses for Childcare

Vocational Programmes

SVQs, PDAs, Modern Apprenticeships, Employability Fund

EF, SVQ & PDA Taught Programmes

Recruiting now

CourseStart DateApplication Closing Date
Employability Fund - Step into Childcare/ Social Care4th March 2020Apply Now
PDA Health and Social Care Supervision30th March 20209th March
SVQ3 (SCQF 7) Children and Young People - Evening21st April 202030th March
SVQ3 (SCQF 7) Children and Young People - MA Day Release24th April 20203rd April
SVQ3 (SCQF 7) Children and Young People - MA Eveningtbccontact us to register interest

SVQ Open Assessment Programmes

Apply and start at anytime

A Route to Recruiting Staff

Would your organisation be interested in offering a work placement to a trainee from our Employability Programme? This is a valuable way of recruiting staff at support worker/nursery assistant level. Find out more..

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