SVQ’s (Scottish Vocational Qualifications) and PDA’s (Professional Development Award) give you a focused, on-the-job context for training and developing your staff.
They are an excellent way of making sure that your staff development programmes and your business strategy go hand-in hand.
To gain an SVQ you will be assessed in your normal work place performing familiar tasks to the required standards.
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The PDA in Health and Social Care Supervision at SCQF level 7 is for candidates who require a qualification of 15 credits at SCQF level 7 or above in order to meet these SSSC requirements for Supervisors.
This qualification has been designed to meet the requirements of social service workers who are in a job role where they assist in or administer medication to individuals.
The Professional Development Award in Leadership at SCQF Level 8 offers you the opportunity to develop your competence, knowledge and skills in practical leadership through implementing operational plans
This qualification has been designed to be delivered in the workplace with learners generating the required evidence as part of their current management role.
The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Leading Change at SCQF level 9 offers candidates the opportunity to develop their management competence in a specific aspect of managerial work, ie ‘facilitating change’, which is one of the six areas of competence identified by the standards setting body, Council for Administration (CFA).
This award will help you if you already have some experience of taking management responsibility within a team or expect to undertake such responsibility in the future. The PDA is jointly certificated by SQA and The Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The award has been developed through rigorous research involving employers, centres, and potential candidates of the qualification. The award makes use of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for management as specified by the Council for Administration (CfA).
The qualification is designed to improve professional practice, contribute to meeting the registration requirements of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), and provide continuous professional development for employees.
The award is based on the National Occupational Standards for management and leadership. This is aimed at managers in their first management role with a tightly defined area of responsibility.
The Scottish Vocational Qualification SVQ 3 in Management at SCQF level 7 and the SVQ4 in Management at SCQF level 8 are a nationally recognised awards accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in partnership with MSC and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
We deliver SVQ’s in Social Services and Healthcare Level 2,3,4 Adults and Children and Young People, and Level 4 Care Services for Leadership and Management.
ITA Funding and Part-time Fee Grant can be used towards the cost of your SVQ