Vocational Qualifications

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)

Training for Care is an SQA approved assessment centre and has over 20 years’ experience of delivering SVQs to social care and childcare sector staff.

We are based in Edinburgh and deliver training throughout the Lothians however if you are outwith the Lothians please contact us to discuss SVQ assessor availability in your area.

Fees and Funding

Our qualifications are eligible for Modern Apprenticeship (MA) funding or SAAS Part-time Fee Grant (PTFG), we also work with organisations to access the Voluntary Sector Development Fund (VSDF)

For more information on funding, please see the individual qualification pages

Working with Adults

Qualifications      Social Services and Healthcare SVQ Levels 2, 3 and 4 (SCQF Levels 6, 7 and 9)PDA in Health and Social Care Supervision (SCQF Level 7); Management SVQ4 (SCQF Level 9) with CSLM Units

Delivery Models     Open assessment (start anytime/ personalised timetable) and customised

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    Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 3 and 4 (SCQF Level 7 and 9)

Delivery Models    Open assessment (start anytime/ personalised timetable) and taught programmes

Settings   Nurseries, playgroups, after-school clubs, child minders

Client Groups    Babies, pre-school, under 12s

Expertise and Support

Staff      Our staff are professionally qualified and vocationally experienced in their subject areas

Candidate Support     A high level of candidate support is built into our delivery

Delivery Models     We recognise the demands on workplaces so design delivery and training times to fit with the needs of organisations and their staff

Experience and Success

Training for Care has been delivering SVQs since 1993. We had the first student in Scotland to complete the Health and Social Care Modern Apprenticeship and the first student in Scotland to complete the Early Years Care and Education Modern Apprenticeship as well as three of the first ten students in Scotland to complete Child Care and Education SVQ 2 and one of the first ten students in Scotland to complete Care 4

Emily's Training for Care Journey

Back in 2017, Emily joined our ‘Nat 4 Early Learning and Childcare’ class. In December 2021, Emily achieved her SVQ in Children and Young People at SQCF level 7.

Read more about Emily’s journey to becoming a qualified nursery practitioner..

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