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Qualifications and accreditations

Qualifications and accreditations

At Employability Services Scotland, we offer a range of qualifications and certificates through our various programmes.

Health and Safety in a Construction Environment - SQA Level 4

The SQA Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment at SCQF level 4 will develop the necessary knowledge required to progress on to complete the assessment to gain the CSCS Green Card. Achievement of this Award is nationally recognised.

Certificate of Work Readiness – SQA Level 4

The Certificate of Work Readiness (CWR) gives young people a recognisable qualification, to show employers they have relevant experience for the workplace. It helps young people build their employability skills which they can then transfer to the workplace.

Wellbeing Award – SQA Level 3 & 4

Our Wellbeing Awards help learners to explore factors that influence personal wellbeing, and to make decisions that contribute to improving personal wellbeing.

Core Skills (Communication, Numeracy, ICT, Working with Others, Problem Solving) – SQA Levels 3

Core Skills are five skills that are key to learning and working in today's world. Employers have identified these skills as those most likely to be needed in a work environment. Not every job will need people who are proficient in all five Core Skills but every job will require some level of ability in some or all of these skills.

Employability Award – SQA Level 3 & 4

The Employability Award is an introduction to the world of work for those who are unsure about how to gain and sustain employment.

Steps to Work Award – SQA Level 3 & 4

The Award aims to develop self-esteem, self-awareness and self-confidence. Candidates are encouraged to engage in learning by focusing on an area that interests them.

Introduction to Workplace Skills – SQA Level 3

Young people who are in a work experience placement of a minimum of 150 hours can access this Award. The IWPS will allow learners to develop their underpinning core skills, and to start to develop competence in a working situation.

Workplace Core Skills (Communication, Numeracy, ICT, Working with Others, Problem Solving) – SQA Levels 3 – 6

Workplace Core Skills were specifically developed to assess core skills in a work environment.

Construction training

We are also accredited under the following bodies for delivery of construction training:

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Construction Skills Award Centre

Cskills Awards is the leading awarding organisation in the construction sector. We are accredited to deliver the Site Safety Plus - Health and Safety Awareness course and the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS).

Pearson VUE-Authorised test centre

CITB Pearson VUE Test Centre

We have held accreditation for delivery of all CITB Health & Safety Tests since 2007 and continue to deliver this in-house.

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United Kingdom Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) sets standards in asbestos training and ensures that its members meet those standards. Legislation is continually monitored and the Rules of Membership reviewed frequently in order to maintain the recognised UKATA standard of excellence. Under UKATA, we are accredited to deliver the Category A – Asbestos Awareness training.

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The Prefabricated Access Suppliers' & Manufacturers' Association Ltd. PASMA are committed to the highest standards of practice and operate the industry standard training scheme which trains thousands of delegates each year through a select network of approved training centres. The Work at Height Regulations 2005, require that the assembly, dismantling or alteration of Mobile Access Towers should only be undertaken by a competent person, or if being trained, under the supervision of a competent person. Many workplaces now demand PASMA proof of competence. We are accredited to deliver the Advanced Guard Rail System (AGR) and Through the Trap (3T) training.

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Get in touch with your local employability services office to find out how you can join one of our programmes.

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