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Qualifications for the Scottish Workforce

Workplace Qualifications for the Scottish Workforce

Workplaces in Scotland, and the rest of the UK are obliged under Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 to provide appropriate training to their employees.  This usually includes fire safety training, manual handling and general health and safety awareness training.

In an effort to help employers satisfy their obligations, ITC First, an awarding body with offices in the North East of England and Scotland, are now offering workplace compliance qualifications for the Scottish workforce.  The qualifications now on offer are:

  • ITC Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace SCQF Level 5
  • ITC Award in Manual Handling Principles SCQF Level 5
  • ITC Award in Fire Safety at SCQF Level 5

All three qualifications cover the essential skills and knowledge required by all employees in their respective subject areas. The qualifications are certificated by ITC First and regulated by SQA Accreditation.  In addition to the new qualifications, ITC First Aid qualifications are available in Scotland.

Approved ITC First Centres in Scotland will begin to deliver the qualifications immediately. It is anticipated that a regular programme of courses will be advertised over the coming months. Further details on the qualifications and a list of upcoming courses can be found on ITC Firsts website.

Tillycroy Support Services, based in Aberdeenshire, have a presence in Aberdeen City, Tayside, and the Highlands and Islands. They are the local fully accredited ITC training provider and as such will be delivering the full suite of the new workplace compliance qualifications along with First Aid and AED training.

Mark Moore, ITC First Chief Verifier stated, “We are extremely pleased that we have a Centre ready to start delivering these new qualifications”

Tillycroy Support Services can provide training in-house or courses at a location to suit the clients needs. Any company or individual wishing to attend a course or to discuss further is advised to contact ITC First or Tillycroy Support Services.