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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 H SC Diploma at L2 and L3 3 optional pathways Generic Diploma 2 specialist pathways in: –Learning Disabilities –Dementia

4 Structure – Level 2/3 HSC Diploma Group A Mandatory Units Group B Specialist (Learning Disabilities/Dementia) Or Generic Pathway Units - Optional Group C Optional Units 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 Level 2 HSC Diploma: Level 3 HSC Diploma:

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 Shared Core & Mandatory (A) Adult PathwaysChildren and Young People’s Pathways Adults’ Residential Management (E) Adults’ Management (F) Adults’ Advanced Practice (G) Children and Young People’s Residential Management (B) Children and Young People’s Management (C) Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice (D) Optional Management Units (H) Optional Units – Knowledge (I) Optional Units (J) 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 Expected Launch 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 –QCF leaflets –PowerPoint presentation –FAQs –Accredited QCF units QCF DVD also available on request For regular updates sign up to our eNews:

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