Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice (PDA)

Inverness College UHI


Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Award 'Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice' has been designed to specifically reflect the knowledge and skills required by all staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers.

The award is aimed at health and social care support workers or practitioners, and is particularly suited to staff who already hold an approved care qualification.

Promoting quality of life through dementia skilled practice; Promoting relationships and networks through dementia skilled practice; Support individuals to identify and promote their own health and social well-being (SVQ unit).

Entry Requirements

HNC Social Services or SVQ Social Services or relevant social care qualification at SCQF Level 7. Candidates need to have current appropriate experience in working with people with dementia. You must also have access to a computer with the ability to develop skills in online learning, assessing website material and word processing of assignments.

Progression Routes

The award provides continuing professional development for staff working in this area and will help to enhance employment opportunities

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level