Fostering Training | Qualifications & Training for Foster Carers

Skills and Training

We are passionate about the professional and personal development of our foster carers and want to ensure that you are fully skilled and confident to carry out the role, therefore, we provide high-quality training and development to all our foster carers to meet the needs of the carer and the young person. All full-time foster carers must complete the following mandatory courses:

  • HNC Social Services
  • SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People)

These qualifications are certified by the Scottish Qualifications Authority and delivered by Kibble trainers and external assessors within the organisation.

Learning pathway

To ensure our staff receive all learning required for their role, our learning pathway offers a diverse range of opportunities ranging from; compliance training, workforce registration qualifications, specialist, and advanced learning opportunities. The list below covers some of the available learning, however this list is not exhaustive.

  • Safe crisis management
  • Child and Adult protection
  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • Social Pedagogy
  • Data protection
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Fire Safety
  • Manual /handling
  • LSCI – Life Space Crisis Intervention 
  • Cyber Safety

Do I need any qualifications to foster?

No, there are no training prerequisites to foster with Kibble as all training will be provided upon registration. The most important thing is that you enjoy working with children and young people and you want to make a difference!