Health and Social Care update - November 2021

Wed Nov 24 16:00:00 UTC 2021

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

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Upcoming Sector Webinars in Health and Social Care, and Health and Childcare

Please register for our upcoming interactive webinars, that will delve into the updates about EPA and the new Level 3 and Level 5 Adult Care Diplomas that will be launched in May and June 2022, alongside many more useful bits of information, for example: 

  • Updates on Adult Care qualifications and EPAs 

  • Updates on Early Years qualifications and EPAs 

  • Updates on Healthcare and Health Science Qualifications and EPAs 

  • Updates on Pharmacy qualifications and EPAs 

  • ACE 360 process- Registration, Gateway and booking EPAs

Register for one or more of the following sessions:

30 November, 2021 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

17 January, 2022 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

20 January, 2022 | 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Reminder that the following qualification is due to expire in December 2021:

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
600/0596/8   Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 31 December, 2021 31 December, 2023

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines

This qualification has recently been reviewed and updated to ensure all legislation and guidance is up-to date and fit for the sector. There have been no changes to the Learning Outcomes or Assessment Criteria.

The updated specification is now available:

View specification: Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines

Safe use of Medicines Digital content 

We are currently considering the development of digital content for Safe use of medicines covering the content for:

  • Understand Medication and Prescriptions 

  • Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication 

  • Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administration of Medication 

  • Record-keeping and Audit Processes for Medication Administration and Storage

We would appreciate if you could complete this short questionnaire to help us gain further insight into the requirements that truly reflect all areas of Health and Social Care. This would help us develop the digital content that is fit for purpose and help learners to achieve the best outcome.

Complete our questionnaire: Safe use of Medicines - Digital content

NVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities

Help learners start the journey to becoming Registered Science Technicians with the Science Council 

We are pleased to announce that our NVQ Level 3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (600/1731/4) and BTEC Nationals in Applied Science have been recognised by Science Council to meet the requirements of the Science Council’s Registered Scientist Technician (RSciTech) professional award. 

To find out more, please check out our blog here: 

Help learners start the journey to becoming Registered Science Technicians with the Science Council | 2021

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