Health and Social Care engagement sessions

Engagement events for the new suite of Health & Social Care and Childcare qualifications. Between September 2015 and March 2016, Qualifications Wales conducted a review of qualifications in the Health & Social Care and Childcare sector.

Qualifications Wales is currently working with key partners to develop a new suite of Health & Social Care and Childcare qualifications for Wales. This work entails developing new Approval Criteria which set out the minimum requirements for a qualification. As part of this development work, we are engaging with experts from the sector to ask for their feedback on our proposals. We will be doing this via a series of Wales wide events for practitioners, employers, training providers, teachers and lecturers, in which we will be sharing aspects of the Approval Criteria. During the events, we will be inviting participants to discuss the aims, structure, schemes of assessment, titles and grading of the new qualifications.

We will also be asking attendees to consider the support and resources needed to deliver the qualifications from September 2019. We will then use the feedback from the sessions to strengthen the Approval Criteria ready to be published in March 2018.

Following the engagement carried out by Qualifications Wales, the awarding body Consortium of City & Guilds London Institute and WJEC will carry out further engagement in regard to what the assessment should look like, what the full subject content of the qualification should be and any other deliverability considerations. The Consortium will communicate these engagement events to stakeholder in due course.

There are also online surveys available for you to give us your feedback on the proposals for

There is a separate survey for each qualification. Please click on the links above to have your say online. Surveys for other new Health and Social Care and Childcare qualifications will be available over the coming weeks.

Further information about Qualifications Wales’s review of qualifications in the Health and Social Care and Childcare sector is available here.

Timetable of Engagement Events for the new Health & Social Care and Childcare qualifications:

 

Qualification

Purpose

Location

Date (click on the link below to register)

Level 1/2 Introduction to Health and Social Care and Childcare

Introduces learners to a broad range of roles within the Health, Social Care (HSC) and Childcare sector.

This qualification will replace the current GCSE qualifications in Health and Social Care and Child Development, and other equivalent qualifications.

Swansea

22 November 2017

Wrexham

27 November 2017

Bangor

28 November 2017

Newport

30 November 2017

Newtown

7 December 2017

Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core

Provides learners (WBL, FE College, School 6th Forms) with an understanding of the key concepts in Health & Social Care. Proposed to mirror the Health & Social Care Induction Framework (HSCIF).

Swansea

22 November 2017

Wrexham

27 November 2017

Bangor

28 November 2017

Newport

30 November 2017

Newtown

7 December 2017

Childcare, Learning Development and Play: Core

This qualification provides learners (WBL, FE College, School 6th Forms) with an understanding of the key concepts in Childcare, Learning Development and Play.

Swansea

22 November 2017

Wrexham

27 November 2017

Bangor

28 November 2017

Newport

30 November 2017

Newtown

7 December 2017

Childcare, Learning Development and Play (Levels 2-5)

These qualifications will provide progression to employment or higher education.

Bangor

24 January 2018

Wrexham

25 January 2018

Swansea

29 January 2018

Newport

6 February 2018

Carmarthen

18 January 2018

Health and Social Care (Levels 2-5)

These qualifications will provide progression to employment or higher education.

To be confirmed

To be confirmed