Mental Health: Peer Support Worker

Inverness College UHI


Inverness New Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The PDA consists of two mandatory units:

Recovery Context which includes the following outcomes:
Define and understand peer support and its role in recovery; Describe and explain the key concepts of formalised peer support

Developing Practice, outcomes include:
Apply a range of theories and concepts in the peer support role; Develop relationships based on peer support principles; Understand perspectives of the work role.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have good written and oral communication skills which can be evidenced by
a qualification at SCQF Level 5 or above. The skills to undertake this Unit could also be demonstrated
by the process of application and interview in the absence of certificated learning.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

12 weeks


Care, Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level