Health and Social Care: Promoting Enhanced Professional Practice (PDA)

Glasgow Clyde College


Off Campus


The PDA in Health and Social Care: Promoting Enhanced Professional Practice gives those aspiring to work in, or who already work in, assistant practitioner and paraprofessional roles across health and social care areas a robust and measurable training to provide safe effective service delivery and to enable workers to cope with the developing demands and inherent risk of their role.

This Group Award is made up of 4 SQA Unit credits. It comprises 32 SCQF credit points of which 8 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year


Health Care

SCQF Level