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Scottish Induction Standards now available via Care Academy


EdgeWorks™ Care Academy is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated suite of e-learning courses designed to enable Scottish care providers meet their obligations when providing induction training to new care workers.

Based upon The Scottish Social Service Council (SSSC) ‘Preparing for Practice‘ guidance, Care Academy’s e-learning offers a comprehensive range of course’s including:

Course 1 Preparing for Practice – Introduction

  • Welcome to the Organisation.
  • Values of Care.
  • Support and Supervision.

Course 2 Introduction to Social Service Practice (Part 1)

  • Your Role as a Carer.
  • Personal Care.
  • Worker Relationships.
  • Person Centred Planning.
  • Risk Assessment.

Course 3 Introduction to Social Service Practice (Part 2)

Course 4 Introduction to Social Service Practice (Part 3)

  • Communicating Effectively.
  • Principles of Good Record Keeping.

Course 5 Preparing For Practice – Service Specific issues

Course 6 The Workplace (Part 1) – Moving and Handling

  • Introduction to Moving and Handling.
  • Moving and Handling of Objects.
  • Theory of People Moving.

Course 7 The Workplace (Part 2) – First Aid

  • Principles of First Aid.
  • Vital Statistics – Basic Life Support.
  • Practical First Aid.
  • Consciousness.
  • Administration.

Course 8 The Workplace (Part 3) – Safety at Work

Course 9 The Workplace (Part 4) – Infection Prevention and Control

  • Overview of how infections spread.
  • Types of infection and how they are transmitted.
  • Good hygiene.
  • Hand washing procedures.
  • Needlestick – risks and precautions.
  • Needlestick – what to do should you have an accident.

Course 10 The Workplace 5 – Safe Handling of Medication

  • Legislation.
  • Policies and Procedures.
  • Drug Classifications.
  • Routes of Administration.
  • Risk Assessments.
  • The 5 Rights.
  • Storage and Disposal.

Course 11 The Workplace 6 – Safe Food Hygiene

  • Legislation.
  • Policies and Procedures.
  • The importance of Food Safety.
  • Your Responsibilities.
  • Food Poisoning.
  • Food-Borne Disease.
  • Bacteria.
  • Food Contaminants and Prevention of Illness.
  • Temperature Control.
  • Food Storage.
  • Personal Hygiene.
  • Reporting Illness.
  • Cleaning Methods.
  • Refuse and Waste Management.

To discuss how we can help transform your organisation please contact us on 0330 995 0840.


Care-Academy key features - Content


All of our e-learning content is designed to exceed minimum standards giving you absolute confidence in the quality of training provided to employees. It is written by industry respected Subject Matter Experts and accredited by nationally recognised Awarding Bodies including Skillsfirst, NCFE and City & Guilds.


Learner Guarantee

We guarantee that any learner who completes our learning and assessment will be ‘fit-for-work’ and will meet the learning outcomes applicable to their course or qualification. In the unlikely event of an issue being raised, we will provide access to further training from within our portfolio at no extra cost. This means we share the risk of achieving 100% compliance with you.



We update our content in line with changes to legislation at no cost to you the client. Therefore you can rest assured that our content will always reflect industry best practice.


Structured Learner Pathway

We offer a fully integrated pathway from induction, specialist course and mandatory refresher training through to fully accredited qualifications. This means your learner's can quickly progress from new employee through to qualified worker with the minimum support. This reduces your cost of ongoing support and frees up your training personnel to provide higher value training interventions.