Leading and Managing Care Services (CPD) Award

Inverness College UHI


Inverness Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


If you are a manager in a care setting this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) award can help you in your career development. It is designed to meet the registration requirements set by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) for managers.

The PDA Leading and Managing Care Services is particularly suited to staff who already hold an approved care qualification. The award can be completed within 12 months and a student adviser will provide ongoing support throughout your studies.

Modules are:
Leadership and management in a care context; Leading and managing effective communication systems; Managing protection, risk and promotion of care values.

Entry Requirements

Candidates need to demonstrate their potential to meet the academic demands of a SCQF Level 9 award. Candidates must be working in a supervisory or management position.

Relevant qualifications include HNC Social Care, SVQ at SCQF Level 9, Diploma in Social Work, nursing qualifications or equivalent.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level