What We Offer

We offer a range of courses and qualifications that will provide a pathway for a career in care from L2 in Social Services & Healthcare to L4 in Management.

This guide will provide comprehensive information for the SVQ’s in Social Services & Healthcare.

Alongside these we also deliver the Professional Development Awards (PDA’s) which can be completed as a stand-alone award to improve practice.

Whatever level of ability the candidate has they will receive a comprehensive induction explaining the requirements and commitment required from their assessor, themselves and their workplace to complete the qualification.

Scottish vocational qualifications

  • Social Services & Healthcare levels 2, 3 and 4
  • Management Award L4

Professional Development Awards

  • PDA in Health and Social Care Supervision

Short courses

  • Moving & Handling & refresher training
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work Training

Vocational qualifications training for the care sector

Vocational training is specific to the job role in healthcare or social services, so is the most appropriate way of ensuring that a learner is competent in the skills necessary to carry out their particular work.

A Scottish Qualifications Authority accredited training centre and a lead training provider for Skills Development Scotland, Gibson Training & Care offers a range of vocational training courses suitable for each stage of a care career.

Our courses and qualifications will give the learner confidence that their work practice meets the national standards of competency, make them feel more valued and give them a better chance of career progression. And you as employer will benefit from a highly skilled, proficient and motivated workforce.

A brief description for each level follows and the costs can be reduced by applying for various funding*. Details of funding will be provided for each individual at the time of application.

*Funding available from Skills Development Scotland Modern Apprenticeship, Individual Learning Account or Student Awards Agency Scotland