To undertake this award individuals must be in employment in a social and/or health care setting for a minimum of 16 hours per week (paid or voluntary) with a minimum of 3 months' experience. Individuals must have a sound understanding of The National Care Standards, Scottish Social Services Council Codes of Practice, legislation, policies and procedures applicable to the work setting.
Selection for the course will be by application process.
This is a work-based qualification and all evidence produced must be in relation to the individual's job role and responsibility. The award is made up of 6 units, 4 of which are mandatory:
• Support effective communication • Support the health and safety of yourself and individuals • Develop your own knowledge and practice • Support the safeguarding of individuals • In addition to the above, 2 further units must be chosen from a number of optional units.