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  1. we help people who do a great job do it better New qualifications in adult social care in England January 2011

  2. 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)

  3. HSC Diploma at L2 and L3 3 optional pathways • Generic Diploma • 2 specialist pathways in: • Learning Disabilities • Dementia

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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**

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

  8. Flexibilities of the QCF • 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

  9. Learning Disability qualifications 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**

  10. Learning Disability qualifications 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

  11. Learning Disability qualifications 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

  12. Dementia qualifications 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

  13. Assisting and Moving Individuals for Social Care Settings 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**

  14. Activities Organiser • 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**

  15. Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care • 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

  16. Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care 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

  17. Commissioning Procurement and Contracting in Care 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**

  18. Ongoing work • 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

  19. Mental Health 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)

  20. Food Safety and Nutrition • 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

  21. Diabetes • 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

  22. Where we’re going next… 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

  23. How to find out more… 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: marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk

  24. www.skillsforcare.org.uk