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Cyrenians Care Academy

Cyrenians have a long history of supporting people to work in the care sector. In these unusual times, the need for excellent, caring individuals to work in social care is greater than ever.

With links with a wide range of care employers in Edinburgh, we can give you the skills, confidence and knowledge you need to not just get a job in care but to get the right job and to keep it. We understand that it can be a daunting process so our training will support you to gain the key knowledge you need, helping you with applications and preparing for interviews as well as continuing to support you once you start work.

Training details

The training is for anyone who is looking to work in residential, home care or support work. It was designed in partnership with a number of care employers to ensure that the main areas of care that employers are looking for were covered.

We will work with you one-to-one and as well providing you with the knowledge you’ll need to succeed in care, we will help you with application forms, CVs, interview skills and provide advice on which companies would be the best fit for you.

The training is well established and respected throughout the city’s care sector, employers recognise and trust the learning graduates take from the course and we have an excellent record of previous graduates moving into employment directly from the course.

What will be covered?
  • Information on the types of opportunities available in Edinburgh
  • Person-centred care
  • Dementia awareness
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Administering medication
  • Infection control and the use of PPE
  • Personal care
  • Codes of Practice that all carers in Scotland have to work towards
  • Interview skills training.
Other information
  • Eligibility: Anyone over 18 and unemployed, or working under 16 hours a week, and lives in Edinburgh.
  • Delivered through Skills Development Scotland Employability Fund.

For more information call Richard on 07837 560 761 or email

Start date

15th November 2021


All training and subsequent one-to-one keywork is delivered over zoom.

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