We offer introductory courses for those who want to start at the beginning, or you can work towards getting a qualification. 

These are some of our courses and qualifications that may be relevant to you as Estates and Facilities staff:

Role-specific learning opportunities

SCQF Level 7

An introduction to health and social care (K101)
My digital life (TU100)

SCQF Level 7/8/9/10

Diploma of Higher Education in Engineering (W11)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Q65)

Leadership and management learning opportunities


People, work and society (Y032)

SCQF Level 7

An introduction to business and management (B100)
Management practice (B123)  

SCQF Level 7/8/9

Making it happen! Leadership, influence and change (B204)

SCQF Level 10

Leadership and management in health and social care (K313)
Managing across organisational and cultural boundaries (B325)

SCQF Level 11

Leadership and management in intercultural contexts (BB848)
Project management (M815)
MBA (F61)

If you already have a qualification you may be able to use the credit in a pathway with the OU. Further details are available from Credit Transfer.  If you hold an SVQ Level 3 or equivalent learning, you could use it to access leadership and management or business qualification pathways:

The OU in Scotland offers flexible, work-related learning solutions for the Scottish healthcare workforce. For more details visit our site by clicking on the button below.

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