Improving quality of life through credit rating

Wednesday 4 December 2013

PBS teamEdinburgh Napier University recently hosted the awards ceremony for graduates from one of its learning partners, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland. The event celebrated the learning achievements of 20 staff who had completed their ‘Management of Behavioural Support’ programme, and the transformational impact this has had on service delivery and on quality of life for their clients. Learners on the programme achieve 30 credits at SCQF level 9.

The Richmond Fellowship is a charity specialising in improving quality of life for adults with autism and severe learning difficulties. Credit rating of this programme has increased the capacity of carers and the organisation, and its staff say that the learning has made them “better equipped to make a difference” and helps them to transform people’s lives.

The event was hosted by Fran Alston, Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Health, Life and Social Sciences. In welcoming Richmond and their staff, Fran said, “This is a fantastic example of how the University can develop partnerships for practice-based learning with employers, which have a real impact on an organisation’s service delivery and improve quality of life for the people they support.”

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