The following qualification contains similar units and may be a suitable alternative:
Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
These qualifications are intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the health and social care sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. They are designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in health and social care or other related sectors.
The Skills for Health and Social Care qualifications form part of our Suite of Skills qualifications that cover a number of sectors and are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2. The employability skills units are common across the suite, enabling easy transfer of credits between qualifications and supporting opportunities for cross-faculty working.
The qualifications have been developed with the support of a number of further education colleges, training providers and adult and community learning providers. They have been designed to be consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds but are also relevant, particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications, for adults including the unemployed. These qualifications are also suitable for pre 16 learners.
Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications
The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in the decision to withdraw the Entry Level Diploma in the Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) (Entry 3) qualification. The Operational End Date of the qualification will be the 31/07/2021 and the Certification End Date will be the 31/07/2022. The E3 Diploma qualification specification covers just this qualification until it’s withdrawal.
Please refer to the new qualification specifications for further details of our updated E3 to L1 Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) and L2 Skills for Health and Social Care (Adults and Children) qualifications.