Health and Health Science update - April 2021
An update on everything new within the Health and Health Science sector.
Please note the following qualifications have been extended to a new review date as below.
|QN number||Qualification title||Current review date||Proposed review date||Offered in|
|603/0626/9||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Science||9/29/2021||31/12/2023||England only|
|603/2313/9||Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science||9/30/2021||31/12/2023||England, Wales and NI|
|603/0513/7||Pearson BTEC Level 4 Certificate for First Person on Scene||9/30/2021||31/12/2023||England and International|
|603/0512/5||Pearson BTEC Level 4 Extended Certificate for First Person on Scene||9/30/2021||31/12/2023||England and International|
|603/2462/4||Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support||9/30/2021||31/12/2023||England only|
|601/8682/3||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners||12/31/2021||31/06/2026||England, Wales and NI|
|600/2632/7||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines (QCF)||8/31/2021||31/08/2022||England and NI|
Please note the following qualification will have its operational end date on 30/09/2021
|QN number||Qualification title||Operational end date||Certification end date|
|600/1733/8||Pearson Edexcel Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (QCF)||30/09/2021||30/09/2024|
We now have full set of Authorised Assignment briefs available which covers both Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff 603/6166/9 and Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff (Apprenticeship) 603/6167/0
See our full offer for Pharmacy qualifications and Apprenticeship
Opthalmic and Optometric qualifications
As part of lifecycle review of qualifications, we have recently reviewed these qualifications and the old qualifications have now been replaced by two new qualifications:
BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Ophthalmic Dispensing Assistant
BTEC Level 3 Certificate for Optometric Clinical Assistant
As part of lifecycle review of qualifications, we have recently reviewed this qualification in partnership with PHE and any learners registering on this qualification after 1 June 2021 must follow the new specification which will be available on the website soon. This will be the issue 2 of the qualification specification and all changes can be found in the table of changes within the specification.
As part of the lifecycle review of qualifications, we are reviewing both Level 2 and Level 4 qualifications in partnership with specialist experts from the sector and the updated specifications for level 2 will be available around June 2021 and for Level 4 around August 2021.
The Healthcare Support Worker and Senior Healthcare Support Worker apprenticeship standard is now due for revision and the trailblazer survey has been set up to allow you to comment on the changes. The consultation opened on Monday 19 April 2021 and will close at 12pm on 2 June 2021.
Healthcare Support Worker - Consultation open
Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Consultation open