PST - Professional Development Award

With our colleagues from the NVQ centre based at Ayrshire Central Hospital, the Prevention & Service Support Team offer a Professional Development Award in Brief Interventions for Substance Misuse. This has been designed in accordance with the Scottish Qualifications Authority to offer a recognised qualification in addictions practice to those working directly with service users. 

The PDA is cross mapped to both DANOS and SVQ standards and can be used as prior learning for Level 3 Health and Social Care Awards. The award is open to workers who have a more in-depth role with those requiring addiction service supports, and can be used to develop more specialist skills within the addiction field. 

For further advice and availability of places please contact:

Rachel MacLeod -

Marie Wilson -

Or - Training Centre, Ayrshire Central Hospital: (01294) 323469