The PDA in Technology Enabled Care at SCQF level 7 aims to equip Scotland's workforce with the knowledge and skills required to embed Technology Enabled Care into health and social care practice while supporting positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people.

What is the Professional Development Award in Technology Enabled Care?

The PDA in Technology Enabled Care at SCQF level 7 has been developed in partnership with employers and industry so it is suitable for the current sector.

Professional Development Awards (PDAs) extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and are linked to National Occupational Standards.

The award has been designed and developed to support Scotland's Digital Health and Care Strategy Enabling, Connecting and Empowering: Care in the Digital Age. The strategy promotes the concept of supporting people to live, learn, work, participate and flourish in an ever-changing digital society. Workforce education around technology enabled care is one of the key ambitions of the strategy.

Ther PDA covers;

  • Working with Technology Enabled Care;
  • Using Digital Technology to support people in Health, Housing and Care Contexts;

This qualification has been designed to be delivered as a taught course and will normally be available as a combination of workshops and self-directed study. 

You can view Frequently Asked Questions on the PDA by downloading the document below.

  • NHS Education for Scotland worked in partnership with the Scottish Qualifications Authority and other health, social care, housing and academic partners to develop a new Professional Development Award in Technology Enabled Care at SCQF Level 7 to...

Who is it for?
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The PDA is for people who are new to or have an interest in technology enabled care. Those who  want to develop and advance their knowledge, skills and abilities in this ever-changing field of practice.

This award contributes to the progression of candidates in their Continued Professional Development in the field of Digital Health and Care.

Candidates may use this award to show future or current employers evidence of their achievements and to enable them to progress in their careers.

Application Process

The PDA in TEC is currently closed for recruitment.

Register your interest here to receive information once applications are open.