Vocational Training

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs)

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

NB If you are outwith the Lothians and would like to apply to do an SVQ please contact us to discuss assessor availability in your area.

Working with Adults
  • Qualifications   Social Services and Healthcare Levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Delivery models   Open assessment (start anytime/ personalised timetable), taught programme (Level 2 only) and 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   Social Services (Children and Young People) Level 3
  • 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
  • Our Staff   Professionally qualified and vocationally experienced in their subject areas
  • Candidate Support   A high level of support is built into our delivery
  • Delivery models  We recognise the demands on workplaces so select delivery models and training times to fit with the needs of organisations and candidates
Fees and Funding
  • Fees   We work hard to find the right balance between affordable fees and professional training
  • Funding   All courses are eligible for Modern Apprenticeship, Part-time Fee Grant, and Individual Learning Account (ILA) funding (see individual courses for availability of funding).
  • VSDF Funding   Training for Care works closely with qualifying organisations to access the Voluntary Sector Development Fund
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 Care 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