Healthcare Academy

22 November 2018

The Healthcare Academy is a partnership between Dundee and Angus College, NHS Tayside and the Department for Work and Pensions.

This 6-week full time pre-employment training programme will equip you with essential skills needed to apply for support services jobs across the care sector. You will spend time at D&A College and in NHS Tayside placements.

The first 2 weeks in the Healthcare Academy are spent at D&A College, receiving mandatory training in:
• Care values
• First Aid
• Health and safety awareness
• Food hygiene (REHIS)
• Infection control (REHIS)
• Manual handling (OHSAS)
• Basic IT skills

You will then spend 12 days work experience (3 placements of 4 days each) within clinical and non clinical placements across a variety of NHS Tayside locations in Dundee. Please note placements may be in areas that do not have immediate employment opportunities.

Successful completion of the Healthcare Academy will give you:
• Access to vacancies in essential support services in NHS Tayside
• A guaranteed interview when you apply for an essential support service position in NHS Tayside (if you meet job criteria)
• References from both the College and the Healthcare Academy for job applications

If you are successful in gaining a place on the course you will be required to become a PVG Scheme Member (Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups) (PVG), asked to complete an Occupational Health form and may be asked to attend a health check. All job offers are subject to a Disclosure Scotland/PVG and health check.


To apply you must be currently unemployed and registered with your local Jobcentre Plus Office

To sign up for this course talk to your Jobcentre work coach

Or for further information contact D&A College Employability Co-ordinator
Kathryn Simpson on 07540 823 242



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