The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in Social Services and regulating their education and training.

Many groups of Social Service workers are required by law to register with SSSC. As such there are a variety of qualification available which meet the requirements for registration.

A leading training provider

As a leading provider of training and development, Fife College is committed to supporting the care sector; offering a wide variety of qualifications for all staff from junior to senior management level.

Our work-based qualifications ensure that skills and best practice within your organisation are kept relevant and up-to-date, helping your teams deliver high quality, responsive services that meet the needs of your customers.

In helping you develop the skills of your employees, we ensure that they have the right knowledge and experience for a more successful, efficient and more profitable organisation.

We hope you find this guide useful in selecting the training solutions that best meet the needs of your business.

Short courses for the care industry

We work closely with employers to ensure that we can provide you with a wide range of CPD opportunities which are relevant to your industry sector and your ongoing career development.

Skills development is a priority and CPD helps you ensure that you have the appropriate skills and knowledge that you need to aid your career progression.

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Short courses available now:

ADHD Awareness

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This is a 1-day course designed to increase understanding of the issues around the care of children and young people with ADHD.

This course is designed to build understanding of ADHD and to share successful strategies for the care and management of children and young people with ADHD.


  • Dunfermline
  • Glenrothes
  • Kirkcaldy

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

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This course will:

  • Help you manage positive interaction with people who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Provide you with an understanding of ASD and how it may manifest itself
  • Show you how ASD can be recognised and diagnosed
  • Allow you to understand why ASD awareness is important not only on a personal basis but also for your respective organisation

Epilepsy - Introductory Course

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This course is designed to raise awareness of issues surrounding epilepsy and the immediate care of individuals at risk from epilepsy.

It is a 6-hour course designed to increase understanding of the issues around the care of children with epilepsy.

No prior knowledge is needed for this course!


  • Dunfermline
  • Glenrothes
  • Kirkcaldy

Moving and Handling Passport

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This 2-day course is designed to give you an insight into some of the risks of poor manual handling and to equip you with the skills needed to use manual handling techniques as well as appropriate equipment.

The training ensures that you are aware of the risks inherent with poor manual handling and how to respond in an emergency situation.


  • Dunfermline
  • Levenmouth

Care SVQs

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) are gained based on evidence of the way that you do your job and are perfect for advancing in your chosen field.

Some SVQs may even be legally required to do certain jobs.

They are based on standards of competence and are designed to benchmark people's skills by recognising the job-related skills and knowledge people need in work.

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Other care qualifications

We also offer part-time study options to allow you to complete qualifications such as HNCs and PDAs around work and other commitments and help you get ahead in your profession.

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View our Care Courses

To view a list of all courses that we offer for those working in the Care sector, visit the Fife College Training and Development website.

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