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we help people who do a great job do it better. New qualifications in adult social care in England January 2011. Qualification Development. Priority Qualifications HSC Diploma at Level 2 & 3 Replaces Health and Social Care NVQ at Level 2 & 3 ** Now available**

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we help people who do a great job do it better

New qualifications in adult social care in England

January 2011


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Qualification Development

Priority Qualifications

  • HSC Diploma at Level 2 & 3

  • Replaces Health and Social Care NVQ at Level 2 & 3

    ** Now available**

  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Services

  • Replaces Level 4 NVQ in Health and Social Care Leadership and Management in Care Services

    ** Now available**

    (registrations for NVQs can continue to end March 2011)


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HSC Diploma at L2 and L3

3 optional pathways

  • Generic Diploma

  • 2 specialist pathways in:

    • Learning Disabilities

    • Dementia


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Structure – Level 2/3 HSC Diploma

Level 2 HSC Diploma:

Group A

Mandatory Units

Level 3 HSC Diploma:

  • Total credits = 46 credits or more

  • Credits from Group A = 24 credits

  • Combined credits from Groups B and C must total at least 22 credits

  • Total credits = 58 credits or more

  • Credits from Group A = 28 credits

  • Combined credits from Groups B and C must total at least 30 credits

Group B

Specialist (Learning Disabilities/Dementia)

Or

Generic Pathway Units - Optional

Group C

Optional Units


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Level 2 and 3 HSC Diploma Mandatory Units

  • 9 mandatory units covering:

  • Personal Development

  • Communication

  • Equality and Inclusion

  • Duty of Care

  • Role of Health and Social Care Worker

  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

  • Person-Centred Support

  • Health and Safety

  • Handling Information


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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Services

Why a level 5?

  • Comparisons with old framework and new

    • Levels 2 and 3 = new levels 2 and 3

    • Level 4 sits more comfortably at level 5

  • One qualification 6 pathways

  • Opportunities for progression without repetition

  • Previous HSC level 4 and LMCS quals are still valid and do NOT have to be repeated!

    **Now available**


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Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services


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Flexibilities of the QCF Children and Young People’s Services

  • Several other qualifications identified to support HSC Diplomas

  • Many units can be used in 3 different ways

    • as optional units within the HSC Diplomas

    • within smaller specialist qualifications

    • CPD to develop learning in bite sized chunks and reflect business need


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Learning Disability qualifications Children and Young People’s Services

Future of LDQ – no longer necessary:

  • Contextualisation of Common Induction Standards

  • Specialist LD pathway through HSC Diploma

    New leaflet produced as guidance to new Learning

    Disability qualifications

    **all LD qualifications now available**


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Learning Disability qualifications Children and Young People’s Services

Level 2 and 3 Awards in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Structure:

  • 1 Mandatory unit

    Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities ( 4 credits)

  • Optional units

    to make up remaining 8 credits (minimum)

    12 credits in total


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Learning Disability qualifications Children and Young People’s Services

Level 2 and 3 Certificates in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Structure:

  • 3 Mandatory units

    • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities – level 2 only, to be used at both levels

    • Support person-centred thinking and planning – units at levels 2 and 3 to be used at respective levels

    • Shared Core Communication Unit - at levels 2 and 3 to be used at respective levels

  • Optional units – to make up remaining credits


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Dementia qualifications Children and Young People’s Services

Launched in Sept 2010

  • Level 2 Award Awareness of Dementia (knowledge only)

  • Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care

  • Level 3 Award Awareness of Dementia (knowledge only)

  • Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care


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Assisting and Moving Individuals for Social Care Settings Children and Young People’s Services

Level 2 Certificate

Assisting and Moving Individuals for Social Care Settings

  • learners can continue to undertake statutory training or complete the new qualification

    Expected launch in early 2011

    Level 3 Award

    Inducting others in the assisting and moving of individuals in social care

  • must be completed alongside train the trainer course

    **Now available**


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Activities Organiser Children and Young People’s Services

  • Need for these qualifications identified by the sector.

  • Level 2 Award in Supporting Activity Provision in Social Care available to learners

  • Level 3 Certificate in Activity Provision in Social Care

    **Now available**


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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Children and Young People’s Services

  • Aimed at learners from 14 years old interested in working in adult social care

  • Knowledge only

  • Link to the knowledge elements of the mandatory HSC Diploma units allowing for progression and removing duplication

  • Can be delivered in school or college

  • To be included in the Apprenticeship Framework to meet knowledge requirements

    L2 & L3 Launch in January 2011


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Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care Children and Young People’s Services

Level 1

  • L1 Award in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

  • L1 Award in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

  • L1 Certificate in Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings

    ExpectedLaunch April 2011


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Commissioning Procurement and Contracting in Care Services Children and Young People’s Services

  • Aimed at people working in roles involved in commissioning, procurement and contracting for care services.

  • Diplomas at Level 3, 5 and 7.

  • Generic units available that cut across other sectors and different qualifications within HSC to aid transferability.

    **Now available**


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Ongoing work Children and Young People’s Services

  • Mental Health

  • Food Safety and Nutrition

  • Diabetes

  • Seated Exercise

  • Sexuality

  • Further LD development e.g. autism units

  • Further units to be added to L5 diploma

  • End of Life

  • Infection Prevention and Control


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Mental Health Children and Young People’s Services

Development led by Skills for Health with partners (including Skills for Care) on the development of:

  • L3 Diploma in Working in Mental Health (Competence)

    Launch date: spring / summer 2011

    Qualifications already available:

  • L2 and L3 Certificate in Community Mental Health

    • replaces old certificate in community mental health (knowledge only)

  • L2 Award in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Issues (knowledge only)


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Food Safety and Nutrition Children and Young People’s Services

  • L2 Award in Food Safety

    I unit, probably 1 credit

  • L2 Award in Food Safety and Nutrition

    (To be confirmed)

    Expected launch date: April /May 2011


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Diabetes Children and Young People’s Services

  • 5 new units developed

  • Other units already available to be utilised in the qualification

  • L2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Diabetes

    Expected Launch date: April 2011


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Where we’re going next… Children and Young People’s Services

This is just the beginning…

  • Ongoing development of new units and qualifications

  • Need to identify gaps

    You can help!

  • To provide knowledge and expertise for future units and qualification development


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How to find out more… Children and Young People’s Services

Visit our website www.skillsforcare.org.uk/qcf

QCF leaflets

PowerPoint presentation

FAQs

Accredited QCF units

QCF DVD also available on request

For regular updates sign up to our eNews: [email protected]


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www.skillsforcare.org.uk Children and Young People’s Services


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