National Progression Award Health and Social Care: Promoting Reablement SCQF level 6

National Progression Award  Health and Social Care: Promoting Reablement SCQF level 6

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Health and Social Care: Promoting Reablement at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to knowledge and skills that are important in the health and social care sector.

This NPA has been designed to meet the needs of the changing health and social care support worker’s role. It will enhance career progression both horizontally and vertically and promote a mobile skilled workforce of both existing employees and direct entrants across Scotland.

The aim of this NPA is to equip individuals with the range of knowledge, skills and values which will enable them to meet the changing demands of their role. It will also provide the opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised qualification, as it contributes to the registration criteria of the SSSC. The NPA will assist in developing an appropriately skilled and qualified workforce that meets both current and future needs.

The qualification is available through employers, schools, colleges and training providers.

 

Why study this qualification

This NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school at S5 or S6 or who may have just left school
  • mature candidates who may have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • employees who want to develop their careers
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, it would be beneficial for candidates to have a course or units in English or Communication at SCQF level 5, a course or units in science or social sciences at SCQF level 5, or work experience in the health or social care sector.

Candidates wishing to undertake this award should be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills. They should be able to use these skills to give an account of their experiences, reflect on them and make valid conclusions.

Employment and progression

The level 6 award could provide progression opportunities to:

  • SCQF/QCF level 7 or level 8
  • an HNC/HND in Care and Administration or Social Care
  • an SVQ level 2 in the Health and Social Care sector
  • employment in the health and social care sector
  • University degree, eg BSc Nursing or BA Social Work

Qualification structure

Group Award Code: GK2V 46

The NPA in Health and Social Care: Promoting Reablement at SCQF level 6 consists of 3 mandatory units at 24 SCQF credit points and 2 mandatory optional units at 12 SCQF credit points.

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Qualification structure

Group Award Code: GK2V 46

The NPA in Health and Social Care: Promoting Reablement at SCQF level 6 consists of 3 mandatory units at 24 SCQF credit points and 2 mandatory optional units at 12 SCQF credit points.

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of work placement, practical and knowledge assessments through a combination of assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

An Assessment Support Pack is available for the mandatory unit Reablement and Self-Management: Practical Skills (H2M7 12).

The delivery of the award is at the individual centre’s discretion.

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