REALISE Support and Learning Services is an SQA Centre approved to deliver a range of qualifications to support you to meet SSSC registration requirements.  

We also can provide a variety of tailored training to meet the needs of staff and the individuals that they work with.

Please contact Karen for further information on vocational training with REALISE:

Useful Links

Scottish Qualifications Authority
More information on SVQ Social Services and Healthcare.

Skills Development Scotland
More on the Certificate of Work Readiness.

Scottish Social Services Council

More about registration and qualification requirements.

​Vocational Qualifications

​Training courses

we can offer:

Introduction to Health and Social Care
Adult Support and Protection
Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Medication Awareness
Developing Your Practice.
Moving and Handling
First Aid Awareness

Food Hygiene
Support Planning
Positive Behaviour Support
Safe to Say
Autism Awareness

Mental Health First Aid

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Certificate of Work Readiness (SCQF Level 4)

Exactly as described in its title.  The qualification comprises of 4 units, these are based in personal development and work experience.  The candidate will undertake a 'real' work placement to evidence the work experience unit.  Our learning materials for this award have been 'developed with a health and social care 'slant' but can be easily adapted for other vocational areas.

SVQ 2 Social Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 6)

This qualification is the minimum requirement for health and social care front line workers to register with the SSSC.  The qualification consists of 4 mandatory units and 2 optional unit choices.  Mandatory units are based in the core skills and knowledge required for front line workers and include communication, protection from harm, health and safety and personal development.  Optional units can be chosen from a wide variety of subject areas including support planning, specialised care, planning activities etc.

SVQ 3 Social  Services and Healthcare (SCQF Level 7)

This qualification in the minimum requirement for frontline workers who have additional responsibilities this might include those in a supervisory role i.e. a keyworker.

PDA Assessment Practice

This qualification is for those who wish to develop a role as a workplace assessor.

PDA Verification

This qualification is for those who wish to develop a role as an Internal Verifier.


REALISE Support and Learning Services has developed a specialist footcare training programme for frontline health and social care workers. The programme is in 2 stages both credited on the SCQF, Stage 1 - Level 6 and Stage 2 - Level 7.  Successful completion of the training programme can be used as APL for an SVQ and also can be used to meet CPD requirements.

If you are interested in undertaking any of these qualifications with REALISE Support and Learning Services, please contact