Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (4239)

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2016
These awards cover the employment and personal learning skills you need for a range of roles in the health sector. They are part of the Apprenticeship Frameworks in Health, including Allied Health Profession Support, Clinical Healthcare, Dental Nursing, Healthcare Support Services, Pathology Support, Perioperative Support, Maternity and Paediatric Support.
These qualifications are for those working, or looking to work, in a wide range of settings in the health sector. These awards are part of the Apprenticeship Frameworks in Health.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

These awards cover the employment and learning skills you need for a successful career in the healthcare sector, including teamwork, understanding employment rights and responsibilities and problem-solving.

You will learn on the job in the work environment.

The qualifications will be assessed by one externally-set, internally-marked assignment, and portfolios of evidence for the other units.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 2
You are working in the healthcare sector and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.
Level 3
You are working in the healthcare sector and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on the route you choose, these qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the health sector, including:

  • Dental nurse
  • Porter
  • Housekeeper
  • Gardener
  • Catering assistant
  • Operating department assistant
  • Roles supporting healthcare professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and nurses.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Centres currently offering the following qualifications have fast track approval for these qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (4223-01)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services (4223-02)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (4223-11)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services (4223-12)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Pathology Support (4223-13)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Allied Health Profession Support (4223-14)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support (4223-15)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support (4223-16)
  • Level 3 Support Diploma in Dental Nursing (4234-31)

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you are working in the healthcare sector and have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

This level comprises five mandatory units:

  • Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people's settings
  • Prepare for an apprenticeship
  • Use enquiry and investigative techniques to solve problems
  • Manage own learning
  • Participate in teamwork.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on the route you choose, these qualifications can help you to progress in a range of roles within the health sector, including:

  • Dental nurse
  • Porter
  • Housekeeper
  • Gardener
  • Catering assistant
  • Operating department assistant
  • Roles supporting healthcare professionals such as clinicians and nurses.

Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (QCF) (4239-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1812/4 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 64 - 64 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you are working in the healthcare sector and have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

This level comprises five mandatory units:

  • Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children and young people's settings
  • Prepare for a level 3 apprenticeship
  • Manage own learning
  • Use research skills to solve problems
  • Participate through team leading.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Depending on the route you choose, these qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of roles within the health sector, including:

  • Dental nurse
  • Porter
  • Housekeeper
  • Gardener
  • Catering assistant
  • Operating department assistant
  • Supporting healthcare professionals such as doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and nurses.

Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (QCF) (4239-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health (QCF)

  • Accreditation No: 600/1854/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 7 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 64 - 64 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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