Where you can get training
Many carers' centres offer training, as well as information, advice and support for carers. Carers Trust Scotland can direct you to one of their local carers' centres. Carers Scotland's directory can also identify support groups for where you live.
Other third sector organisations, like VOCAL and Quarriers, and particularly condition-specific organisations, like Maggie's Centres, also offer training, sometimes about the specific illness or condition of the person you're looking after.
Carers Scotland has e-learning courses, including About Me on carer awareness.
The Open University offers the free course Caring Counts: a self-reflection and planning course for carers and have a range of resources and support to help carers.
The Open University also offers a course called Caring Counts in the Workplace, created for managers and policy makers, to help support carers in the workforce.
Many carers organisations, like Carers Scotland, offer training for professionals about carers and the challenges of caring.
If you're interested in a career in care, Scottish Social Services Council has information and advice.
The information was last updated on: 16th June 2015