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1 The Society Health and Development Diploma Tuesday 5 th October Care Ambassador Celebration Event Pam Abbott

2 The Availability of Workforce 1938194819581968197819881998 UK Baby boom 1945-71 300,000 500,000 700,000 900,000 1,100,000 Births 100,000s 16 years old in 2007 55 years old in 2007 60 years old in 2007

3 What are Diplomas? A new qualification providing greater opportunity and entitlement for 14-19 year olds Combine academic and applied learning Personalised Learning Employers have led the development of the Diplomas through the sector skills councils

4 Diploma in Society, Health and Development The Diploma in SHD teaches young people about work, values, attributes and attitudes of the health, social care, children and young people and justice sectors which support individuals, families, groups, communities and society. This Diploma will also raise awareness among learners of the range of rewarding career opportunities that exists across the four sectors.

5 What do diplomas include? Diplomas consist of three components: 1. 1. Principal Learning – develops an understanding of the importance of the work of the four sectors. 2. Provides opportunities for students to develop skills, and approaches which will help them to meet their aspirations. It encourages students to learn through the practical application of knowledge, understanding and skills to relevant work–related tasks and problems.

6 What do diplomas include? 2. Generic Learning – this includes a project and work experience It also includes Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (each FS is equivalent to a GCSE Grade B) Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills. (PLTS). These are embedded throughout the Diploma

7 What do diplomas include? 3. Additional and Specialist Learning – this consists of accredited qualifications at the same level or one level above E.g. GCSE Double Award Science E.g. GCSE ICT E.g. GCSE R.E

8 Diploma Levels Foundation – equivalent to 5 GCSE’s (D to G) Higher – equivalent to 7 GCSE’s (A* to C) (both pre and post 16) Advanced – equivalent to 3.5 A levels (post 16 normally) Progression – equivalent to 2.5 A levels (post 16 normally)

9 SHD Principal Learning Foundation Diploma: A background to the sectors Introduction to principles and values Introduction to partnership working Communication Working safely to protect individuals Health, wellbeing and lifestyle of individuals* Addressing the needs of individuals Human growth and development

10 SHD Principal Learning Higher Diploma: Principles, values and personal development Communication and partnership working Safeguarding and protecting individuals Growth, development and lifestyles* Addressing needs Antisocial and offending behaviour Supporting children and young people Patient-centred health The social model of disability

11 Advanced Diploma: The sectors in context* Principles and values in practice* Partnership working Communication and information sharing Personal and professional development in the work environment Safeguarding and protecting individuals and society SHD Principal Learning

12 Where are diplomas delivered? Providers include: Schools Colleges Training Providers Different components offered by different providers On-line Area Wide Prospectus

13 How does the Diploma fit alongside current qualifications? From 14-16: alongside national curriculum GCSE subjects i.e. Maths, English, Science, RE, ICT, PE, Citizenship. From 16-19: the Diploma will include additional/specialist units of study which could be from the main Diploma line or other type of qualification e.g. ‘A’ level, depending on chosen career route

14 Some key facts & figures! The SHD Diploma covers four sectors: Care, Health, Community Justice and the Children & Young People’s Workforce Together they employ 15% of the UK workforce Organisations range from enormous public sector bodies (NHS) to small independent/voluntary ones e.g Residential Home or a charity. NHS – largest employer in Europe – 1.3 million staff

15 Some more facts… Over 0.5 million people work within the Justice sector (public, private & voluntary sectors) Across the sectors are a myriad of job roles Demographic changes indicate that over next 10- 20 years, one in five school leavers will be required to work in the four sectors to maintain standards of service provision

16 Delivery and assessment 50% Applied learning in work sector context Active and experiential learning involving planning and reviewing Personalised learning External and Internal Assessment

17 Further information For further information go to:

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