Oran Care Training Academy

Since 2011 Oran Care has been passionate about supporting new and experienced social care workers to develop confidently in skills, knowledge and practice. 

We value the effects of training in developing a more knowledgeable work force and offers many training opportunities for staff to enhance their knowledge and understanding.
Our training academy was validated by S.Q.A. which means our staff can work towards health & social care qualifications:

S.V.Q. Level 2 Health and Social Care
S.V.Q. Level 3 Health and Social Care

We believe every learner deserves the best training possible to be the best they can be in their roles. Each qualification is tailored to meet the individual learning styles of each member of staff and we provide support at every step of the way.

We offer expert led training across the field of health and social care, as well as a variety of safety focused training. Along with legislative courses, such as Moving & Assisting we provide person centred training, and all annual mandatory training.


Oran Care’s Induction sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected for specific job roles at Oran Care.

We set the minimum standards that will be covered if you are new to care and this forms part of a robust induction programme. If you are already experienced in care our training will be a chance to refresh your skills. Our induction course covers all mandatory training required to work in the care sector but more than that is an opportunity to learn about the core values and principles of care that Oran Care works within.


Moving and Assisting of People

Moving & Assisting of People is a large part of caring and involves the physical support of individuals in their daily life. Unfortunately, if not trained properly care workers can experience injury or develop muscular-skeletal disorders as a result of the work that they do.

Our Moving & Assisting of People Training not only provides staff with the legislative framework and good practice guidelines, but also the current safest techniques relating to the safer handling of people.


Course Description

Moving and Assisting of People Training is delivered to every new member of staff during Induction, with regular reviews and assessments on the job to check competency.

After Moving and Assisting of People Training staff will:

  • Understand relevant Health and Safety Legislation in relation to individuals, their employment, their employer and colleagues
  • Practice care of the back and spine and have awareness of how to protect themselves and people using the service from unsafe manoeuvres
  • Understand why we implement principles of efficient and effective movement
  • Understanding risk assessments and why they are required in a care setting
  • Demonstrate and practice safe moving and assisting

Palliative Care

Carers undertaking the Palliative Care programme will understand the key principles of palliative care and what to expect at the end stages of life.  The delegate will also learn the key skills required for assisting those at end of life, focusing on person centred care and promoting a good death. The basic principles of care planning and its importance when assisting those in palliative care will be covered as will dealing with the death of a client and also includes bereavement support. The course is aimed for carers with basic health and social care experience, who wish to expand their knowledge and skill to care for those with palliative care at end of life.


Course Description

Moving and Assisting of People Training is delivered to every new member of staff during Induction, with regular reviews and assessments on the job to check competency.

This course is based on Quality Standards for End of Life Care (NICE 2013). After this training course staff will:

  • Be aware of the importance of working with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis
  • Know how to support individuals who are distressed
  • Have increased knowledge of the importance of the need to support and manage pain and discomfort
  • Be aware of the need for effective communication and clear assessment of the individual
  • Understand the need for a ‘person centred approach’ in order to meet individuals needs in a culturally sensitive and dignified manner
  • Be aware of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social support required at this time


Oran Care understands the requirements of the care sector workforce and therefore understand that there may be a requirement for staff teams to receive learning and development from any of the levels on the dementia framework.

Our dementia awareness course makes reference to level 1 of Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (2016-2019), introducing carers to the types and prevalence of Dementia. Being able to recognise common signs and symptoms and being able to respond appropriately. Throughout this session risk enablement will be considered in the context of personalised support.


Course Description

After this training staff will:

  • Understand the types and prevalence of Dementia in Scotland
  • Recognise the common signs and symptoms of dementia and be aware of the stigma surrounding this condition
  • Recognise the impact on the individual and be able to respond appropriately
  • Understand ‘Person Centred Support’ in relation to people with dementia
  • Understand ‘Risk Enablement’


Level 2 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7

Level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7

Level 2 and 3 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare allows candidates to demonstrate competence in job related skills in their particular area of work.

It is a requirement by the SSSC that everyone employed in health and social care should be working towards achievement of one of these qualifications.

These SVQ’s are suitable for:

  • individuals who are currently employed and who wish to obtain a formal qualification in order to progress in their career.
  • Level 3 is suitable for people who are employed in the health and social care sector in a supervisory role. 

Upon successful completion, learners will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.

As assessment is normally carried out in the workplace this minimises any time learners would need to be away from their work and allows candidates to generate evidence based on the actual work they are carrying out.

Candidates can progress from Level 2 to Level 3. And level 3 SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF level 7 to other appropriate SVQs up to and including level 4.