Practice Learning PDA

What is special about this course?

The PDA in Practice Learning is for those who work in the field of social work, social care or allied professions.

You will gain an understanding of the importance of learning in the workplace and will be able to support others in their learning in a social care context.

You will study part time at Perth College UHI.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be working in a social services environment

Year 1 - PDA

  • Establish effective working relationships 
  • Support learning in a social services practice context
  • Create an environment for learning
  • Evidence-based practice in social services
  • Facilitate learning
  • Leadership for learning
  • Assessment of learners
  • Evaluate learning

How will I study my course?

Part time (structured)

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials at Perth College UHI

How long will my course last?

Part time: 1 year

Where can I study my course?

Start date



For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.


External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI for more information.

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Apply for Practice Learning PDA

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2019

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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