July 2014 update

Wed Jul 23 10:46:00 UTC 2014

This month's update includes qualification extensions, Trailblazer Standards and changes to the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management.

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Health and social care (HSC) qualifications

All qualifications within the HSC suite of qualifications will be extended until 31 December 2016.

Adult Social Care Trailblazer

The draft standards for Adult Social Care were submitted in mid-June by the Trailblazer group, chaired by Helen Wilcox from Woodford Homecare. Pearson contributed to the consultation on these draft standards and we are now engaging with the Trailblazer group for the next stages.

Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management - Level 5 (England)

The Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management framework has changed. Learners are now required to achieve a minimum of 90 credits from the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) and must achieve the following units:

  • J/602/3499: Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
  • F/504/2218: Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people's settings.

Please find below the Higher Apprenticeship HAS codes, which are now available on Edexcel Online:

HAS07537 Care, Leadership and Management (Adults' Management) Higher Apprenticeship (England)

Programme title                              

Level

Qualification type

Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (Adults' Management) (England) (Apprenticeship)

5

NVQ

HAS07538 Care, Leadership and Management (Adults' Residential Management) Higher Apprenticeship (England)

Programme title Level

Qualification type

Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (Adults' Residential Management) (England) (Apprenticeship)

5

NVQ

HAS07536 Care, Leadership and Management (Adults' Advanced Practice) (Higher Apprenticeship) (England)   

Programme title Level

Qualification type

Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) (England) (Apprenticeship)

5

NVQ

* The Functional Skills and ERR requirements have now been removed.

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