Epilepsy, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Moving & Handling, and more
SVQ Level 3 Taught and Open Programmes (Modern Apprenticeships available)
SVQ Levels 2, 3, 4, PDA H&SC Supervision
SVQ4, CSLM units for Registration
Programmes for people who wish to work in adult care or childcare
Our priority is to provide a safe environment for our workers and learners. In order to do this, we have increased our use of technology and amended our assessment strategy so that we can continue to support learners.
Many of our short courses will now be delivered online by a live trainer and, where face-to-face training is necessary, adjustments have been made to ensure the safety of our trainers and trainees. Find out more
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).
All our short courses are available for group bookings. We also run an Open Course Programme suitable for individuals or for organisations wishing to train a small number of staff – see course dates. Our Open Course programme is updated every month – join our mailing list to receive updates
|First Aid for Mental Health|
|Moving and Handling|
|Short Courses for Childcare|
SVQs, PDAs, Modern Apprenticeships, Employability Fund
|Employability Fund - Step into Childcare - 19th January 2022|
|PDA Health and Social Care Supervision - tbc|
|SVQ in Children & Young People SCQF 7 - Evening - 8th February 2022|
|SVQ in Children & Young People SCQF 7- MA Day Release - 25th January 2022|
|SVQ in Children & Young People SCQF 7 - MA Evening - tbc|
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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..
I enjoyed the course and found it supportive. It’s a new way to learn which is more open which was really good.
It was fun, informative and accessible. The trainers were friendly and (the course) doesn’t just involve what you do it work – generally sensible life skills
It was a good course, I feel well informed now but it was not too much information to take in. The trainer presented everything in a nice and sympathetic way
The course was more than I expected, training can at times be boring and tiring but his course had the right balance. I have been on a few first aid courses over the years but I found this course the most interesting. I learned a lot more and feel confident after today to deal with situations that may arise
I found the course to be well paced and informative. The course tutors were lively and engaging. They were also open to questions and gave knowledgeable, useful, practical answers
John has a good way of presenting the course and keeping it interesting
much more interesting and interactive than expected! A must for everyone. Thank you
The trainer provided a good/comfortable atmosphere and it was therefore interesting to listen – it wasn’t boring.
I learned a lot about different types of dementia that I didn’t know of before, and I learned more about the types of dementia I did know of
Very approachable trainers and (they) tailored the course well to our needs with our service users
It was a very good course to learn some basics about epilepsy and I learned a lot about different types of epilepsy. I now feel safer working with people with epilepsy.
The course was very useful and the trainers were really friendly and knowledgeable. They were keen to answer our questions and tailor (the course) to our needs.
I enjoyed both sessions with Craig, he was very clear with his delivery, and stopped to make sure we understood. Any questions we had were answered. Very professional but also made me feel comfortable.
(The) course was very good. Great trainers – good communicators, very patient
I have found this course very useful, and it has given me a better perspective on my clients / family suffering from Dementia
This course is fantastic. I have learned the key skills to help me in my job and my life. Would highly recommend
Easily understood and casually presented
The information was explained in clear detail and it was enjoyable to practice the things that we learned.
Great trainer, very knowledgeable
very informative training course, with clear instructions of how to move and handle both children and objects correctly. This course has made me feel more comfortable when/if I need to help a child with moving.
The training was entertaining and very informative. The trainer was very considerate of individual interests.
The trainer made the course lively, useful and also entertaining making it easier to remember.
The course was very useful. Trainer was great!
The instructor was very engaging and very thorough with his explanations
It was very helpful in understanding or trying to find the cause of behaviour in people with Dementia.
It was a great, very informative course. The trainer has incredible knowledge about treating people with epilepsy and a nice way of delivering the subject
Craig was informed and highly knowledgeable. Course content was clear and concise
The course was delivered in a friendly and enjoyable way and provided excellent knowledge and practical information
I think the way that the trainer delivers the course makes it more interesting, a mixture of facts and his own experiences in the field, helps to make the subject easier to understand and retain.
Very enjoyable course, covered all relevant information needed for safe administration of medication.
This course was very useful as it will help me in my day-to-day at the club. This course would be very useful in all after school club environments. I will be more comfortable and confident handling a child that requires assistance
In depth epilepsy training delivered in a communicative and interesting way so that I actually remember it!
This is the perfect way to learn more about dementia