Apprenticeship standards: further views requested on CYP options

skills for healthSkills for Health is looking for feedback on qualifications units to support the Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard for Senior Healthcare Support Workers (Children and Young People’s option) and is asking professionals in the sector to complete a survey.

The survey has been split up into sections and the units have been allocated under different sections for ease: Safeguarding, Communication and relationship building, Mental Health, Providing support, Child development, Knowledge only units, Babies, Generic units and their applicability to Children & Young People.

The feedback will inform the final structure of the qualification pathway.

It does not include the mandatory units and only includes those units with outstanding queries.  These will be optional in the qualification for Children & Young People (not the full list of optional units).

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3346081/Children-Young-People-s-qualification-units

This survey will close at 12pm noon on Thursday 9th March 2017.

If you have any queries about the survey, please email qualifications@skillsforhealth.org.uk

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COMING SOON – Qualifications in children’s residential care for 2015

children's residential careHABC is working on two new qualifications, due for launch in early 2015, which will become legal requirements for those working or looking to work in the children’s residential care sector.

The HABC Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Residential Care (England) (QCF) and the HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England) (QCF) form part of the government’s reform of children’s residential care.

The reforms aim to improve the care provided to vulnerable children and young people in residential care by guiding and assessing the development of knowledge and skills to confirm competence. The existing pathways are to be strengthened by becoming standalone qualifications at each level, whilst all people working in a care role or management role will be required by law to achieve the qualifications within a specified amount of time.

Both the Level 3 and the Level 5 are standalone qualifications, and are being developed with input and support from the Department for Education (DfE) and Skills for Care and Development (SfCD).

Further information on both qualifications will be available in January 2015.

If you are a HABC Approved Centre, please contact your account manager for more details. If you are not already a HABC Approved Centre but would be interested in offering these qualifications through HABC, please call us on 0845 226 0350 or email info@highfieldabc.com

Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care

Level 5 DiplomaA new Level 5 diploma has been launched to improve the leadership skills of workers in the health and social care sector.

The HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (80 Credits) (601/2344/8)  is aimed at employees who are working as care managers or advanced practitioners and who want to develop their skills further.

It is hoped that the new qualification, which is already being used by a number of training providers, will improve overall leadership skills across the sector at a time when it is experiencing unprecedented scrutiny from the media and politicians, and facing a future explosion in demand for social care services from an ageing population.

A report by Skills for Care and Development in 2011 found that whilst 48 percent of staff in the sector hold a professional qualification – and are more likely overall to hold a Level 2 or Level 3 qualification compared to other sectors – health and social care workers are less likely to have a L5 qualification relating to leadership roles.

Likewise, the report found that the workforce was dominated by female workers (80 percent of all health and social care workers, representing one in 10 of all women employees in the entire UK), who have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership positions.

Jason Sprenger, HABC Chief Executive, said, ‘Businesses in the sector are facing real challenges in terms of ensuring their workforce has the skills to meet the increasing demands of an ageing population whilst managing tighter budgets. Through this qualification, providers will be able to develop the next generation of leaders capable of dealing with the new realities the sector is facing, whether that is funding and resource allocation, contracts, regulation and inspection from local and national agencies and working positively with what is one of the most diverse workforces of any sector’.

The qualification is the seventh from HABC supporting the health and social care sector and forms part of a full staff-development suite now available to training providers and employers, including entry level qualifications at Level 2 in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care as well as specific qualifications covering dementia awareness.

A new 90-credit diploma version of the qualification has also been launched, developed specifically to be added to the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management.

If you are a HABC Approved Centre, please contact your account manager for more details. If you are not already a HABC Approved Centre but would be interested in offering these qualifications through HABC, please call us on 0845 226 0350 or email info@highfieldabc.com

HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (80 Credits)

Fee per registration per candidate
1+ £110.00

HABC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits)

Fee per registration per candidate
1+ £110.00

 

Working with children? Then our qualifications are changing

working with childrenA number of changes have been introduced to the qualifications HABC offers to those working with children.

The HABC Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) has had its two paediatric first aid units removed from the mandatory unit group, whilst the HABC Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) has had the early learning and childcare pathway removed from its structure. Both these changes took effect from 1 September 2014.

Meanwhile, there is a completely new HABC Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (QCF) and HABC Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (QCF) to replace the current Level 2 qualifications, with effect from 31 August 2014.

If you are a HABC Approved Centre, please contact your account manager for more details.  If you are not but would be interested in offering these qualifications through HABC, please call us on 01302 263277 or email info@highfieldabc.com.