Health and Social Care Update December 2016

Mon Dec 12 15:38:04 UTC 2016

Health and Social Care Update December 2016 

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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

Alongside other Awarding Organisations and supported by Skills for Care we have made the decision to delay the launch of the new Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.This decision has been made to ensure continuity of the current SASE framework for the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management Level 5 (England).

The level 5 Diploma will launch in January 2018

The next chapter for Health and Social Care Diplomas

The new Diplomas in Care which will replace the current Health and Social Care Diplomas in January 2018 are available to view on the Skills for Care website here.

Level 2 and 3 new apprenticeship standards launched by the employer group

Two of the new Apprenticeship standards and assessment plans are now available for adult care employers to use and learning providers to implement. You can read more about the new standards here.

The Institute for Public Policy Research report

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) have published a report calling for the removal of Apprenticeship learning at Intermediate level (Level 2) for 16-18 year olds; citing that learning is better achieved at this level through full time college provision.

Read Rob Newby, Programme Head of Standards, Learning, Qualifications and Apprenticeships at Skills for Care response here.

Recruiting 16-19 apprentices into our sector

Andy Tilden, Director of Sector Development at Skills for Care, looks at recruiting 16-19 year olds to work in social care. Read his blog here. 

Reminder of end dates for qualification withdrawals 31st December 2016 

600/0248/7 Level 2  Award in supporting individuals with learning disabilities 
501/1871/7 Level 2  Certificate in supporting individuals with learning disabilities 
600/3496/8 Level 3  Certificate in supporting individuals with learning disabilities 
600/2998/5 Level 3  Award in awareness of dementia 
601/1123/9 Level 5  Certificate in leading and managing services to support end of life and significant life events 
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