To apply for a job as a maternity support worker (Band 2), you are likely to need a good standard of general education, including English and Mathematics. The specific entry requirements will depend on the Agenda for Change band (2, 3 or 4) for the job.
The qualifications asked for will also vary depending on the requirements of the recruiting NHSScotland board. You are advised to contact each individual board to find out its specific requirements.
Experience of working with children and families is beneficial. This can be either or paid or voluntary work in a hospital or other healthcare setting. You may also require or be encouraged to work towards an SQA SVQ Level 2 or 3 Healthcare Support (Clinical). Find out more about these qualifications on the VQ Finder website.
When applying to become a MSW, you’ll need evidence of your good health and character, and background checks, such as the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland.