PDA Health and Social Care Supervision (SCQF Level 7)

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Health and Social Care Supervision has been designed by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) to meet the SSSC’s registration requirements for supervisors, in conjunction with a relevant care related qualification at SVQ3, or equivalent. 

 

Start Date
July/August 2022
Course Length
3 months
Attendance
5 Tutorial sessions- evenings
Course Fee
£400
Funding Available
ITA

Entry Requirements

Applicants should already hold SVQ3 (SCQF Level 7) or equivalent SSSC registerable qualification and be working in a supervisory role. 

SSSC Registration

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Health and Social Care Supervision meets the SSSC’s registration requirements for supervisors, in conjunction with a relevant care related qualification at SVQ3, or equivalent. Please see the SSSC website for more information.

This applies to the following roles:

  • Supervisor in a care home service for adults
  • Supervisor in a housing support service
  • Supervisor in a care at home service

Content

Our PDA is delivered as a three month programme consisting of five online tutorials and 1:1 feedback and support during the assignment writing stage. Tutorials combine teaching, group activities and individual reflection to make the most of the development opportunities provided by group settings. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn from each other’s experience and knowledge in a variety of care settings, as well as developing a solid knowledge base around key areas of the supervisor’s role.

The Units contained within the PDA are:

  • Health and Social Care: Supervise People (F6CX 34)
  • Health and Social Care: Supervise the Protection of People (F6CW 34)

Topics include:

  • Legal and Organisational requirements of the supervisory role
  • The definition, principles and function of the supervisory role
  • Models and methods of supervision
  • Promoting relationships and managing conflict and dilemmas
  • Values and Attitudes and their impact on the supervisory role
  • Risk management and safeguarding

 

CPL

40 hours

Awarding Body

SQA

Funding

This course is eligible for ITA funding, you could recieve £200 towards the course fee. 

Find out if you are eligible and apply for ITA funding here: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

Click ‘Find ITA courses’ on that page, search for this course, it helps if you add ‘Training for Care’ in the provider section of the search filter. Click the ‘Apply for ITA Funding’ on that course page. 

To apply please download an application form and return it to us, alternatively contact us if you need more information.