SFJ 58 Credit Diploma in Health and Social Care
The main purpose of the qualification is to confirm your occupational competence in a specific role It demonstrates and provides recognition for your competence and skills in adult health and social care.
As this is a competence-based qualification, you are likely to be already working in a health and social care setting The qualification is suitable for you if your current job role is within, for example, a residential setting, primary care environment, day services, personal assistance and domiciliary services.
It provides you with formal recognition of competence and is suitable for you if you are working in a variety of roles in health, social care or children and young people’s settings. This qualification is the competence component of the Intermediate Adult Health and Social Care apprenticeship.
However, you may decide that you want to take this qualification outside of the apprenticeship because: For example, you may have financial or time restrictions which would mean taking all the components of an apprenticeship is unfeasible or your employer may not want you to for the same reasons.
The full apprenticeship may not be relevant if you are an experienced adult or highly qualified, for example with the relevant knowledge for your role, but you still intend to gain recognition for your competence in health and social care. You may be an adult seeking a second chance to gain recognition at an age at which taking an apprenticeship is no longer appropriate. It could also be the case that you meet the entry requirements to take this qualification but not those required for a full apprenticeship.
General Pathway 58 Credits
Group M Mandatory units
Credits 28 credits must be achieved from all nine mandatory in Group 1
Credits A minimum of two credits and a maximum of seven credits must come from the Generic Optional Knowledge Units
Credits A minimum of 23 credits must be achieved from the Generic Optional Competence Units
- Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
- Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
- The role of the health and social care worker
- Promote person centred approaches in health and social care
- Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care
- Promote good practice in handling information in health and social care settings
If you are 19 or over and looking to gain a Level 3 or higher qualification, you may qualify for one of the new 19+ Advanced Learning Loans.
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