Media Release: Quarriers celebrate qualifications of studious staff

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- 80 members of staff achieved qualifications and celebrated in style at Renfrew Town Hall -

QUARRIERS, one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, celebrated its commitment to career development with over 80 members of staff who had achieved care qualifications at a graduation ceremony held at Renfrew Town Hall.

Quarriers staff have the opportunity to further their skills by undertaking a range of qualifications including HNC, SVQ and Professional Development awards in leadership and management.

The emphasis placed on further study ensures the highest levels of professionalism and care are upheld as well as bringing the workforce in line with the SSSC strategy and agenda.

Alice Drife, chief executive of Quarriers, said” “At Quarriers, we want to help every single member of staff reach their potential. We believe that working for Quarriers is more than just a job: it’s a career with endless opportunities for professional and self-development.

“This investment in our staff benefits so many by improving our practice, enhancing the care we provide and acting as a stamp of quality for external organisations.

“We would like to pass on our congratulations to all the hardworking staff who dedicated time and effort outside of their busy jobs to successfully complete these qualifications.”

Tom Scholes, chair of trustees at Quarriers, echoed Alice’s sentiments. He said: “We are always ready to adapt and meet changing standards. Continuous learning is vital to providing high quality support and formal education plays a significant part alongside the learning that happens day-to-day as a social care practitioner.

“Every single person at Quarriers has a part to play, and we are excited that we are taking our social workforce to a new level.

“On behalf of everyone at Quarriers, we would like to thank our staff for their commitment and say congratulations to them for this fantastic achievement.”

Results achieved

2          Certificate in Epilepsy Practice

29        HNC in Social Care

12        PDA Leadership and Management for Care Services

24        PDA Supervision

13        SVQ Level 3

1          SVQ Level 4

Quarriers welcomes staff from all backgrounds who share our values and our commitment to supporting people to reach their full potential.

All our vacancies are on our website ( and we have regular recruitment sessions to help attract new staff.

People who are interested in a career in care should contact

Picture caption: L-R: Kevin Keegan, employee and person Quarriers supports alongside Elaine Kiltie, team leader, Quarriers Homelife Girvan Service who graduated with a PDA Leadership and Management for Care Services and Alice Drife, chief executive, Quarriers

Notes to editors:

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities, providing practical care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.

Quarriers runs over 100 services across Scotland, and is expanding its work in England, with services in Bath, Swindon, Cheshire and South Shields.

Quarriers’ services support adults and children with disabilities, young people facing homelessness, families facing poverty, unpaid carers and people affected by epilepsy.

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