Health and Health Science update - September 2021
An update on everything new within the Health, Health Science and Social Care sector.
Help learners start the journey to becoming Registered Science Technicians with the Science Council
We are pleased to announce that our NVQ Level 3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities and BTEC Nationals in Applied Science have been recognised by the Science Council to meet the requirements of the Science Council’s Registered Scientist Technician (RSciTech) professional award.
To find out more, please check out our blog:
Help learners start the journey to becoming Registered Science Technicians
The revised Welsh Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship Framework is now published, and it includes Pearson qualifications for both Level 2 and Level 3.
If you are already offering our Level 3 qualification BTEC Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (L3) I would like to inform you that we have organised a webinar; Preparing for Unit 8: Assemble and Check Dispensed Medicines and Products on 4 October 2021, 16:30.
This webinar including Q&A session has been organised to support the delivery and assessment of Unit 8 as there has been a lot of questions on the recently-released additional guidance (PDF, 182 KB).
The event is now live, please book here and share with your colleagues:
Register for the event: TEC Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (L3) - Preparing for Unit 8
Consultation on the draft outline content for the T Level occupational specialism of Pharmacy services
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the IFATE) has released the consultation for the amended T-level content for Pharmacy Services and released the accelerated apprenticeship content also for Pharmacy services.
Read the consultation for the amended T-level content
IFATE would welcome views from providers, employers, and industry bodies on draft outline content for the Healthcare Science T-Level occupational specialism of Pharmacy services.
Please respond to this consultation and consider the impact of this on your provision. The closing date is 11 October 2021
Consultation for National Occupational standards
As you may be aware, Skills for Health have been commissioned to develop National Occupational Standards (NOS’s) for pharmacy primary care workers at support staff level. You or the employers you work with may be interested in responding to the consultation:
Read the consultation for Pharmacy National Occupational Standards
Please click on the link to download and complete the consultation – the deadline is noon on Thursday 7 October to Alan McDonald firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to distribute this consultation link through your networks.
The other consultations for NOS include:
Health and Social Care qualifications
A reminder to centres that the following qualification is due to expire:
|Qualification number||Title||Final registration date||Certification end date|
|501/1189/9||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care||31 December 2021||31 December 2023|
A reminder to centres that the following qualification is due for withdrawal in December 2021.
|Qualification number||Title||Final Registration date||Certification end date|
|600/0596/8||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills||31 December, 2021||31 December, 2023|