Health and Social Care Supervision (PDA)

City of Glasgow College


City Campus


The PDA in Health and Social Care course at City of Glasgow College is designed for those who are involved, or who aspire to be involved in, supervising others in Health and Social Care and related settings.

The award recognises the wide contribution now made to care practice by a range of people in differing roles including domestic, administrative and ancillary staff. The course is designed to equip you with transferable skills and knowledge to provide supervision in a range of settings and contexts.

This part time option of study is particularly attractive to those already employed. The course combines theory and practice so that employees can apply the things they learn to benefit organisational practice. This serves to promote organisational commitments to best value with Health and Care services being subject to continuous improvements.

Finally and very importantly, the course prepares employees for further study opportunities that assist employees aspiring to jobs in management roles.

Entry Requirements

Evidence of previous study to SCQF Level 5 in a related area.

Experience of working in a Health and Care environment in a supervisory role or an aspiration to do so.

This is not dependant on job title but on work related experience within the care and health or relevant environment, this should be supported by a personal statement and two appropriate references.

Progression Routes

Students can progress to a SVQ in Social Services at Healthcare at SCQF Level 9

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

22 weeks


Faculty of Education and Society

SCQF Level