Harmeny SQA Centre

Harmeny SQA Centre is a leading provider of quality training based in the grounds of Harmeny School in Balerno, Edinburgh. Harmeny School is a unique venue; offering a stunning environment for learners.

I would recommend the HNC at Harmeny for anyone in the care sector who would like to widen their knowledge and understanding to promote better practice.
– Lesley, HNC student


Qualifications available:

  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) Social Services
  • Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF levels 6, 7 & 9
  • SVQ Social Services and Healthcare at SCQF levels 6, 7 & 9
  • Professional Development Award – Assessor and Verifier Awards

The HNC offers students an integrated, personalised and relational approach to learning with excellent support throughout the award. This is due to smaller group sizes and the qualities of our tutors.

The SVQs are designed to meet the needs of employees and employers in a variety of sectors by allowing candidates to demonstrate competence in job-related skills in their particular area of work. The SVQ is undertaken in the candidate’s workplace supported by an assessor to help guide and reinforce their knowledge and practice.

My assessor was fantastic in ensuring that I completed at a pace I was comfortable with and fitted around my working commitments. The course made me think about my work practice differently and look at from the service user’s point of view.
– Sharon, SVQ student

SQA Approved Centre

SQA Approved Centre

In addition the centre has the approval to offer the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) Part Time Fee Grant (PTFG). This allows students who meet the criteria and undertaking eligible qualifications, to apply for funding towards their qualification.


Start your next qualification with Harmeny

To find out more about our courses and their start dates email sqacentre@harmeny.org.uk or contact us here.