Health and Social Care update - July 2021

Tue Jul 27 14:00:00 UTC 2021

An update on everything new within the Health and Social Care sector.

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After careful monitoring and analysis of the following qualification, in line with Ofqual conditions of management and withdrawing of qualifications, we are withdrawing the following qualification providing timely notification.

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

The following qualification will be extended to 31 June 2022

Qualification number Title
603/3496/4 Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care (England)

Care Certificate Consultation 2021

Care Certificate standards have been reviewed in line with new legislation and changes to Resuscitation guidelines. The consultation is open for you to review and feedback on the amended standards. For more details:

Care Certificate Consultation 2021

The deadline for the consultation is 12.00pm on 16 August 2021.

Counselling Qualifications

Guidance from the BACP for online teaching delivery and remote supervised placements from September 2021.

Changes to requirements

BACP requirements for membership and core training will allow the option of some online teaching delivery and remote supervised placements. BACP will accept a mix of:

  •  face-to-face and synchronous (live) online taught sessions, with a maximum of 30% of total tutor contact time delivered online

  • face-to-face and remote supervised placement hours, provided the majority are carried out face-to-face

Students or practitioners who want to apply for BACP membership will be asked how their training and placements were delivered. For full up to date information, see BACP Guidence for online teaching.

The following counselling qualifications will be withdrawn on these dates.

The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling will be replaced with a BTEC Higher National  in Counselling & Applied Psychology, this will be available from September 2022.

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
600/2293/0 Pearson BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 31 December, 2022 31 December, 2026
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