Health and Health Science update June 2020

25 June 2020

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

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Skills for Health (SFH) Survey 

Skills for Health (SFH) Survey on Gathering your thoughts and views on the Healthcare Support worker, Senior Healthcare Support Worker Standard and Assistant Practitioner Standards.

These standards have been in place for long time and SfH is conducting a survey to get your views on what is working well and what is not. Please take part in this survey. Deadline midday 15th July 2020

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Update on FPS Certificate Validity

We have had lots of queries recently about extension for FPOS certificates considering current situation with COVID 19. 

We just wanted to remind our centres that the certificate validity for FPOS was updated in Issue 3, released in November 2019 and clearly defined in both the specifications.  It states:

Certification validity 

Once achieved, this qualification remains valid whilst the Learner maintains a CPD portfolio and has attended annual refresher training. Training and CPD must include Basic Life Support and AED as a minimum and a verifiable portfolio log demonstrating up-to-date knowledge and skills as per the Resuscitation Council guidelines and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (through the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care). 

However, please note Pearson is not responsible for checking that this annual CPD has been completed along with a portfolio log being maintained, it is the employer’s responsibility to check that the individual has maintained up-to-date knowledge and skills.

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Retirement of Healthcare and Health Science Qualifications

We would like advise centres that the following Healthcare and Health Science related qualifications, which appeared in SASE Frameworks will expire as indicated below. Please ensure that any learner registrations are made by the final registration end date.

QN Qualification title Operational End Date Certification End Date 
501/1762/2 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support 31/12/2020 31/12/2023
501/1763/4 pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support 31/07/2020 31/07/2023 
501/1765/8 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support 31/07/2020 31/07/2022 
501/1766/X Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support 31/07/2020 31/07/2023 
501/1767/1 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services 31/07/2020 31/07/2023 
501/1768/3 Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services 31/07/2020 31/07/2022 
501/1779/8 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support 31/07/2020 31/07/2023 
501/2216/2 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support 31/07/2020 31/07/2023 
600/1732/6 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory Science 31/07/2020 31/07/2023 
600/1731/4 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities - competency qual - low volume 31/09/2021 (England and Wales) 31/09/2023 
600/1731/4 Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities - competency qual - low volume 31/12/2021 (Northern Ireland) 31/12/2023

Extension of Healthcare and Health Science Qualifications

We are pleased to advise centres that the following Healthcare and Health Science related qualifications have been extended for registrations until 31st December 2022

QAN Qualification Name Current review date New review date
600/2632/7 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines (QCF) 31/07/2020 31/08/2021
601/1840/4 Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma For Hearing Care Assistant 31/12/2020

31/12/2022

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