CEO “Fantastic!!!” (But get the cash from elsewhere)
So………….. Submit bid to BBC WDC Meanwhile …………. Start the scheme
Principles of the HCS Cadet Scheme Informed career choices Vocational training Academic underpinning knowledge Pre-degree entry qualifications Equality and Diversity Promotion of Healthcare Scientist careers
Principles of the Scheme Skills escalator Support staff (including existing support staff) Opportunities for young people Changing the age profile of departments Local population Schools liaison
What’s involved in the scheme? Training programme over 2 years NVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (LATA) BTEC in Applied Science (Medical Science) Rotational work placements
Anticipated result? Map into vacancies within the Trust at some point
Results of lots of meetings Resurrect the BTEC in Applied Science Change the units of the BTEC to suit the University Entry qualifications for BMS and Clinical Physiology degrees agreed Pre-college entry qualification for BTEC agreed Got everyone talking!
NVQ in LATA Decide which units to cover Decide how/where to deliver those units What about the individual learner? How to convince departments to volunteer trainee assessors? What about departments that have no assessors?
What’s the role of an assessor? NVQ assessment Departmental placement ‘Buddy’ system Assessor group meetings (bi-monthly)
What support is available to trainee assessors? Peripatetic assessors Training and Development Department Portfolio building Internal verifier HCS Education Group Assessor trainer- bought in Assessor meetings-Pastoral support
Costs of NVQ Registration costs Certification costs Assessor time Assessor training (CPD?) = A1 award (+ backfill?) Registration and certification costs IV for NVQ and A1 award Time for EV visits
Where to then for MLAs? Tech cert/A levels - could be concurrent? Foundation degree – Wolves Uni -Sept 05 HCS UCE Health & Social care- various pathways, entry requirements: NVQ 2 or working towards 3, or portfolio Honours degree