November 2015 healthcare sector update for work-based learning and colleges

25 November 2015

This month's healthcare sector update includes information on new qualification developments and extensions.

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Healthcare Screeners

Pearson have been working with Skills for Health and Healthcare Screener professionals to develop new units and qualifications for learners wanting to progress into the following job roles:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Screener
  • Diabetic Eye Care Screener
  • Newborn Hearing Screener

The units for the three areas will be included as specific pathways in the current Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support.

The amended qualification will be available from 1 April 2016.

If you would like more information, please contact your account specialist or contact us.

Health qualification extensions

We are pleased to announce the following qualifications have been extended for learner registration until 30 September 2017:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (500/9579/1)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (500/9939/5)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (500/9351/4)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (500/9578/X)

We are pleased to announce the following qualifications have been extended for learner registration until 31 December 2017:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (601/0117/9)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (600/9666/4)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services (501/1768/3)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (501/1765/8)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Emergency Care Assistance (501/1804/3)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Optical Retail Skills (601/0119/2)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (501/1763/4)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (501/1779/8)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare support Services (501/1767/1)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support (501/1766/X)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Optical Retail Skills (601/0120/9)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support (501/1762/2)
  • Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support (501/2216/2)
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