Health and social care qualification

'Train to Care' students who were presented with their qualification at an awards ceremony at Job Centre Plus, Galashiels, plus course staff
'Train to Care' students who were presented with their qualification at an awards ceremony at Job Centre Plus, Galashiels, plus course staff

Representatives from NHS Borders, Borders College Skills Development Scotland and Jobcentre Plus celebrated the nine successful trainees who completed the six week ‘Train to Care’ programme as part of the NHS Borders Sector Based Work Academy and were presented with their certificates.

Train to Care provides opportunities to help unemployed people in the Borders gain work within the health and social care sector, focussing on skills development and building a better understanding and insight into working in the sector through work placements within NHS Borders and local care homes.

John McLaren, NHS Borders employee director presented certificates to the participants at the graduation ceremony, and said: “I would like to congratulate all the participants who have successfully completed this valuable training programme.”

“The programme provides an excellent opportunity for a number of unemployed local people to develop the desired knowledge and skills required to help them gain employment in the health and social care sector.

“We run these programmes on a regular basis and once again we would like to thank the placement areas within NHS Borders and the care homes for their support in making this a success.”