Health Update June 2017

Fri Jun 30 11:33:00 UTC 2017

This month's Health update focuses on qualification withdrawals.

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Health Qualification withdrawals

The following qualifications are being withdrawn for registrations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 31 December 2017:

Qualification Title QAN
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection (500/4718/8)
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines  (600/2632/7) 
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector  (500/6512/9) 
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Working with Medication  (600/0304/2) 
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector  (500/6510/5) 

Health SASE Framework Withdrawals

The following SASE frameworks have a last registration date set for 30 September 2017:

Qualification Title
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)
Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)
Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Maternity and Paediatric) 
Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Perioperative Support) 

We will therefore be withdrawing the following qualifications in England from 31 December 2017: 

Qualification Title QAN
Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (501/1765/8)
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support  (501/1779/8)
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support (501/1766/X)
Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support  (501/2216/2)

There will be new qualifications to replace them and the new qualification will be used for the new apprenticeship standards. The new qualifications are: 

Qualification Title 
Level 2 Diploma in Care 
Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support 

The current qualifications can still be used in Wales and Northern Ireland beyond December 2017.

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