VTF Health and Social Care Academy

Looking to begin a career in care?

The Health and Social Care Vocational Training teaches you about the main pillars of the Care sector.

It's a practical course which helps you gain useful certificates. You'll also receive support to help you look for a job.

This training will focus on preparing to apply for roles such as Support Worker and Care Assistant.

Where: To be confirmed
When: To be confirmed
Costs: Free
Prerequisites: Available in Edinburgh.

Search our training page to find dates, new Academy start dates are added regularly.

Can't find any? Let us know you're interested and we'll be in touch about future dates.


What you will learn - course modules

Minimum 9 days of certified training including:

  • Person Centred Care
  • Infection Control
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Moving and Handling
  • Administering Medication
  • First Aid
  • Dementia
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • An insight into the sector from Care professionals.

Please note that modules might change based on employer needs and role requirements.

Jill B

VTF Academy Review

"It’s been a great couple of weeks, I have really enjoyed it."

Support to help you find a job

You'll also get help with:

  • 1:1 CV building and interview skills
  • Support with job applications
  • Guaranteed interview for live vacancies
  • Information on employability support