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1 we help people who do a great job do it better New Qualifications In Adult Social Care in England Last updated: July 2010

2 this presentation Why new qualifications? What we have done What we are doing Next steps

3 why new qualifications? This presentation refers to Adult Social Care in England All vocational qualifications are changing as a response to the changing landscape of health and social care To meet the knowledge and skills requirements of employers

4 a simple architecture

5 what we have done! the QCF development programme The current Health and Social Care (HSC) NVQs level 2 & 3 will be replaced by HSC Diplomas at Level 2 & 3 The current leadership & management in care service and the HSC NVQ level 4 will become a combined level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young Peoples Services

6 what we have done ! evolving QCF Several changes have occurred during the development process: Skills Funding Agency have extended funding until end of 2010 HSC diploma level 2 & 3 will go live in Jan 2011

7 what we have done! other work To support the HSC Diplomas several other qualifications have been identified Units from these may be used as optional units within the HSC Diplomas Units may also be used within smaller specialist qualifications as the QCF develops Units will allow learners to develop learning in bite sized chunks and reflect business need

8 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 Level 2 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 Level 3 HSC Diploma: 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

9 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

10 Shared Core & Mandatory (A) Adult PathwaysChildren and Young Peoples Pathways Adults Residential Management (E) Adults Management (F) Adults Advanced Practice (G) Children and Young Peoples Residential Management (B) Children and Young Peoples Management (C) Children and Young Peoples 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 peoples services

11 HSC suite of units/qualifications update: Specialist units within the HSC diploma: Sensory services Physical disabilities Mental Health Specialist units/qualifications Certificate in Supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities – level 2 & 3 Dementia – level 2 & 3 awards and certificates Assisting and moving individuals - level 2 & 3 award Activities Organiser - level 2 & 3 awards and level 3 certificate Preparing for work in the care sector - level 2 & 3 Commissioning, Procurement and Contracting in Care Services - level 3, 5 & 7 diploma

12 recognition of prior learning (RPL) RPL is a term used within the QCF to ensure learners do not repeat learning RPL Definition: A method of assessment that considers whether a learner can demonstrate that they can meet the assessment requirements for a unit through knowledge, understanding or skills that they already possess, and do not need to develop through a course of learning

13 joining up… Skills for Care will ensure that changes within qualifications will be reflected across our business including NMDS and TSI We will continue to engage external organisations to ensure a consistent and coherent approach to changes

14 how to get involved… Draft unit review: –Expert reference group –Web based consultation Highlight additional units needed within the sector Keep up to date!

15 how to find out more… Visit our website for:www.skillsforcare.org.uk/qcf QCF leaflets PowerPoint presentation FAQs Draft QCF units for consultation Approved QCF units For regular updates sign up to our e news:

16 for further information contact: Project Managers: Zoë Dodd Fazeela Hafejee For more information from Skills for Health visit: framework

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