Promoting Excellence in Dementia Skilled Practice (PDA)

North Highland 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.

Content: 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

NC Care or HNC Social Services or SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF Level 7. Candidates need to demonstrate their potential to meet the academic demands of the award and should be working in a role where they provide support to individuals with dementia.

Progression Routes

This PDA will be invaluable as part of on-going CPD requirements for staff registration with the SSSC.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level