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Training and Development

Welcome to the Practice Development Training Platform that we hope will assist you to have a fuller understanding of the Training and Development Opportunities that are available across South Ayrshire's HSCP. Please note that there are additional topics and training sessions that may be organised and added routinely which can be found on COAST. All staff as a matter of routine should view Coast regularly to ensure awareness of all training and development updates.

If there are any training needs that aren't being met or suggestions as to what could be added, please do not hesitate to contact the Practice Development Team where we will do our utmost to ensure as wide a spread of appropriate and focussed training / development opportunities are available.

If there are additional team training needs outwith the opportunities available, we have a process in place where a short questionnaire and document request can be sent out seeking the information that we would need to progress. Where possible, we will try and meet those needs but as we know, at times, requests need to be prioritised.

Practice Development Hub

All in person training will take place at the Paractice Development Hub which is located at 8 Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1EN.


Parking is available for 3 hours maximum to the front of the training unit which should be paid at the meters available. There is free parking available a short distance away at the 24 hour car park to the side of the Horizon Restaurant / Hotel or for 5 hours in the Horizon Car Park itself. Further parking can be located around the area.

Practice Development Staff Contacts

Meg Williams  - Service Manager

Tam Penman - Team Lead Practice Development                   

Stephanie Smith - Practice Development Officer - Public Protection

Billy Cooper - Mandatory Training, SVQ and Development   

Billy Fisher - Social Work Learning & Practice Development

Lyndsey Brown - Admin Assistant