Wed Jul 27 09:24:00 UTC 2016

This is a general update for the Health & Social Care sector for July 2016 and includes an update on the new apprenticeship standards and specification amendments.

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Consultation for the review of the Health & Social Care qualification - take part!

Skills for Health and Skills for Care are pleased to announce that the online consultation for the review of the health and adult care qualifications is open.

In summary they proposing that at Level 2, there will be an integrated Diploma qualification in care which will replace the L2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and the L2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support.  There will be no barrier to entering either the adult care or health workforces.

At Level 3 they are proposing sector specific Diploma qualifications in health and a Diploma qualification in adult care. These will all have, at their heart, shared core competences with optional specialisms to meet the requirements of health and adult care services.

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The consultations close on the 10th August 2016.

Moving closer to the new Apprenticeship Standards

An update from the Chair Helen Wilcox

Standards Verifier vacancies for Health and Social Care

Pearson Awarding Organisation is the world's leading learning company. We have a simple mission: to help people make more of their lives through learning. 

We are currently recruiting for Standards Verifiers in Health and Social Care Levels 1-5 to Undertake sampling of assessment and internal verification decisions and records for QCF competence-based qualifications within a Principal Subject Area (PSA) in order to affirm that national occupational standards has been achieved and upheld.

Applicants must have significant experience of delivering and assessing NVQs and competence qualifications at level 1-5, hold D32/D33 or A1 qualifications, and hold/be working towards the V1 or the Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice."

Contact us:  nvqrecruitment@pearson.com 

Specification Amendments

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England 501/1699/X

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland 501/1809/2

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care 501/1586/8

BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care 501/1813/4

Please be advised that the following amendments have been made to the specifications;

All references to QCF have been removed throughout the specification

Definition of TQT

Definition of sizes of qualifications aligned to TQT

TQT value added

GLH range removed and replaced with lowest GLH value for the shortest route through the  qualification 

Reference to credit transfer within the QCF removed

QCF references removed from unit titles and unit levels in all units

Guided learning definition updated

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