Leading and Managing Care Services (CPD Award)

Shetland College UHI


Main Campus


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.

The programme includes a mandatory induction and tutorials which are highly recommended.

Entry Requirements

You need to demonstrate the ability to meet the academic demands of a SCQF Level 9 award. Ideally, you should be working in a supervisory or management position.

Relevant qualifications include HNC Social Care, SVQ at SCQF Level 7, Diploma in Social Work, nursing qualifications or equivalent.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level