Training, learning and development

Argyll and Bute Council is committed to supporting employees to acquire the skills, knowledge and expertise that they need to provide our services to residents.  We regard investment in our employees’ learning as crucial and fundamental to this and we commit a significant amount of time to employees’ learning and development.  Training is delivered in a variety of ways – formal qualifications, on the job learning, and online learning through our extensive range of LEON courses which are flexible and can be accessed at a time that suits employees, whether at work or at home.  We have a significant number of courses delivered online that have been developed by subject matter experts within the Council, tailored for the needs and situations of employees working in our geographically dispersed area.

The Council’s award-winning SQA accredited Training Centre supports our employees to acquire the skills that they need for their job.  Working closely with Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, we provide a range of high quality qualifications, some of which are open to members of the public or employees of other organisations.  All of our qualifications consistently receive excellent feedback for how they are delivered and how the centre is managed.  We support employees at all stages of their employment, covering the Apprenticeship family of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprentices - for young people and existing employees - through to enabling long-standing employees to obtain SSSC registration and many more besides.

The courses that we currently deliver are: -

SVQ Level

Subject

Delivered for Foundation Apprenticeships

Delivered for Modern Apprenticeships

2

Social Services and Healthcare (Adults) at SCQF Level 6

 

Yes, 16-19 yrs

 

3

Social Services and Healthcare (Adults) at SCQF Level 7

 

Yes, 16-19 yrs;

20-24 yrs requires employer contribution

4

Social Services and Healthcare (Adults) at SCQF Level 9

 

 

NPA

National Progression Award Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 6

 

 

 

2

Foundation Apprenticeship (Social Services (Children and Young People) - a combination qualification of the NPA Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 6 and the SVQ level 2 (Children and Young People)

 

Yes

 

2

Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 6

 

 

 

3

Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 7

 

Yes, 16-19 yrsand

20-24 yrs

4

Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF Level 9

 

 

4

Leadership and Management for Care Services at SCQF Level 10

 

 

2

Business and Administration SCQF level 5

 

 

Yes, 16-19 yrs;

20-24 yrs requires employer contribution

3

Business and Administration SCQF Level 6

 

 

Yes, 16-19 yrsand

20-24 yrs

3

Community Justice: Working with Offending Behaviour SCQF Level 7

 

 

 

PDA

Health and Social Care: Administration of Medication at SCQF Level 7

 

 

PDA

Telehealthcare at SCQF Level 7

 

 

PDA

Education Support Assistance at SCQF level 6

 

 

 

 

L&D9DI Assess Workplace Competence Using Direct and Indirect Methods

 

 

 

L&D11 Internally Monitor and Maintain the Quality of Workplace Assessment

 

 

 

First Aid at Work at SCQF Level 6

 

 

 

First Aid at Work Requalification at SCQF Level 6

 

 

 

Emergency First at Work at SCQF Level 6

 

 

 

Paediatric First Aid at SCQF Level 6

 

 

 

Emergency Paediatric First Aid at SCQF Level 6

 

 


If you would like to discuss any aspect of our learning and development, please contact us at trainingcentre@argyll-bute.gov.uk and we will be happy to share our experiences.

Please also contact us at trainingcentre@argyll-bute.gov.uk if you have a training need for yourself or your employees in these areas and we will discuss whether we can help you fill your skills gap, or alternatively if you are accredited as an assessor or verifier in any of the subjects and would be interested in helping us deliver our qualifications.

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