If you are a manager in a care setting this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) award can help you in your career development. It is designed to meet the registration requirements set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for managers.
The PDA Leading and Managing Care Services is particularly suited to staff who already hold an approved care qualification. The award can be completed within 12 months and a student adviser will provide ongoing support throughout your studies.
The programme includes a mandatory induction and tutorials which are highly recommended.
Candidates need to have had good experience in the care sector. Ideally, candidates should be working in a supervisory or management position.
Candidates need to demonstrate their potential to meet the academic demands of a SCQF Level 9 award. Ideally, candidates should be working in a supervisory or management position.
Relevant qualifications include HNC Social Care, SVQ4, Diploma in Social Work, nursing qualifications or equivalent.
Candidates need to have had a good working experience in the care sector. Some assessment tasks require students to relate to personal experience of supervisory / management practice.
Students need to have access to a computer with the ability to develop skills in online learning, accessing website material and word-processing of assignments.
Part Time (Unstructured)
Online, with optional face to face or video conference tutorials
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.
The programme provides a management qualification accepted by the SSSC as meeting the requirements for registation as a manager of a care setting. This qualification is essential for anyone working as a manager of a care service, so possession of the award is highly attractive to employers.
The possibility of progression to achieve a degree may prove attractive to students who already hold care qualifications at diploma level.
Following successful completion of this course you may wish to consider applying to one of the UHI degree programmes
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
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