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

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).

Short Courses

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

Open Course Programme


First Aid
First Aid for Mental Health
Food Hygiene
Moving and Handling
Short Courses for Childcare

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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