The PDA is at SCQF level 8 in order to take account of the critical evaluative, analytical and reflective abilities required to support service delivery. You will gain knowledge of key theory in leadership, clinical decision making, team working, supervision, research/audit skills to support practice at an advanced support worker level.
This Group Award is made up of four SQA Unit credits. It comprises 32 SCQF credit points of which eight are at level 7 and 24 are at level 8.
Units include: Principles of professional practice; Team Working in care settings; Leadership and decision making; Quality Improvement: Audit in a health or social care setting.
A range of assessment methods will be adopted: case studies, essays, reports, reflective accounts, audit plan, development, report and evaluation.
Relevant previous qualification above SCQF level 7 or equivalent. Interview.
You should be working at, or working towards, the role of an advanced support worker within health or social care.
Career framework development within health or social care
Distance and Flexible learning