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Progression Training provides high quality training across Wales and the UK, specialising in Health & Social Care.

Health and Social Care (Children And YOUNG PEOPLE)

These awards are essentially about the delivery of Health and Social Care.

They are relevant to all types of people, from those who already have extensive experience of care work, to those who are about to enter the field for the first time.

These qualifications are designed to equip learners with the skill and knowledge needed to care for Children and Young People. These awards prove that you have the skills to support people in most aspects of their daily lives

Learners can select any pathway that suits their role.

These qualifications are assessed at work. Your Training Advisor will observe and ask questions of the learner as they perform a task, or will look at a portfolio  of work that the learner has built as formal evidence of learning. 

This is the main qualfication required by the Quality Care Commission in England and the Care Councils in Wales and Northern Ireland.

There are two parts to both of this qualification; Health and Social Care Core and Practice.

The Core qualification sits in the Level 3 qualification and will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in Health and Social Care Sectors with Adults and Children and Young People. The content for this qualification includes the following themes;

-Principles and Values (Adults or CYP)
-Health and Wellbeing (Adults or CYP)
-Professional Practice
-Safeguarding
-Health and Safety

Following a period of learning the learner must undertake formal internal assessment, this is in the form of three casestudies and one externally marked multiple choice question exam.

The Practice qualification is designed to assess learners knowledge and competence in the work placement. This qualification contains both mandatory and optional units.

The Learner is required to carry out a series of tasks that are externally assessed in the workplace. At the end of the qualification the learner is required to have a discussion with their Training Advisor before confirmation of assessment can be made.

Level 4 Professional Practice Health and Social Care

The Level 4 Professional Practice has been designed for Team / Practice Leaders as a CPD Qualification in either an Adults or Children and Young Person setting.

Level 4 Role Specific routes has been designed for specific functional areas: Social Care Practitioners, Shared lives and Advocacy.

learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills in the chosen pathway;

-develop and apply knowledge and understanding of theories, models and approaches
-develop and apply knowledge and understanding of how to maintain and improve outcomes for individuals
-develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers
-  develop knowledge and understanding of person/child-centred approaches across a range of settings/contexts
-use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role

Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management Health and Social Care

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management has been designed for Team / Practice Leaders in either an Adults or Children and Young Person setting.

The Level 4 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of health and social care settings. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Understand a range of leadership and management concepts, theories and techniques
  • Understand different leadership and management styles and how these influence practice within services
  • Understand how to lead person/child-centred approaches in practice
  • Are able to work as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers to make informed judgements, which includes using and interpreting data
  • Have an awareness of how to lead, manage and improve service within health and social care.

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management is a Knowledge only Qualification and is not funded as a standalone qualification.

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management is a pre-requisite for the Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification and is available in the Level 5 Leadership and Management Framework as well as the Level 4 Professional Practice Framework

This level will suit people who are responsible for running a facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. They might be an assistant or deputy manager, or a manager who has not yet achieved a recognised vocational qualification at this level.

The Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice qualification will be assessed through a series of assessment activities.

  • A portfolio of evidence will be used to gather assessment evidence for learning outcomes where opportunities in practice may not be presented through the business project. This will include areas from the mandatory and the optional units.
  • A business project will be used to gather assessment evidence for the majority of the mandatory content, as well as the optional units where achievable. The project will require candidates to:
  • Identify an opportunity for implementing a new or revised provision/initiative within the organisation/setting
  • Develop a project plan for implementing a new or revised provision/initiative within the organisation/setting
  • Implement the new or revised provision/initiative
  • Evaluate the outcome of the implementation.
  • The assessment approach will be finalised by the candidate delivering a final evaluation of their activities through a professional discussion held with an external assessor.