Health and Health Science update - July 2020

27 July 2020

An update on everything new within the Health and Health Science sector.

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This is to advise centres in Wales only that due to COVID 19- the following qualifications have now been extended for short period until December and the last date for registration and certification date for these will be as below:

QN  Qualification title  Operational end date  Certification end date 
501/1765/8  Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support  31 December 2020  31 December 2022
501/1766/X  Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support  31 December 2020 31 December 2023 
501/1767/1  Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services 
31 December 2020
31 December 2023 
501/1768/3  Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services  31 December 2020 31 December 2022
501/1779/8  Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support  31 December 2020 31 December 2023 
501/2216/2  Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support  31 December 2020 31 December 2023 

These qualifications have been extended for short period in England, Wales and NI (including International) due to the pandemic, but they will be withdrawn as per the dates below:

QN  Qualification title  Operational end date  Certification end date 
600/9666/4  Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health  31 December 2020  31 December 2021 
601/0117/9 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health  31 December 2020  31 December 2021 

For all centres in England and NI, please note that following qualifications in Pharmacy as communicated before in July 2019 will be expiring on the dates as below. 

QN Title  Operational end date Certification end date 
500/9351/4 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills  30 September 2020 30 September 2022 
500/9579/1 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science  30 September 2020 30 September 2022 
500/9578/X Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills  30 September 2020 30 September 2023 
500/9939/5 Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)  30 September 2020 30 September 2023

There are three new hybrid qualifications available to replace the existing Pharmacy qualifications

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (Integrated Apprenticeships) in development coming out soon

Healthcare Framework updated in Wales

Health (Clinical Healthcare Support) Framework FR05001 in Wales has been updated as of 1st May 2020. Please note the change in qualifications within this framework.

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