To achieve the Level 2 Award or Certificate in Health Informatics you will learn and demonstrate competence in the following key areas:
• Input and handling data/information in a health environment
• Organising and reporting data
• Storing and retrieving information
• Production of reports
• Storage, security, disclosure and dissemination of information.
As part of the Apprenticeship in Health Informatics the Level 2 Extended Certificate provide you with skills and understanding in aspects of working in the Health sector that include:
• Personal development in health, social care or children's and young people’s settings
• Communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s
• Equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
• The role of the health and social care worker
• Contribute to health and safety in health and social care
• Maintaining quality standards in the health sector
• Service improvement in the health sector
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health Informatics you will learn and demonstrate competence in the following key areas:
• Promote good practice in handling information
Managing health informatics
Prepare, conduct and report the results of a clinical coding audit
With optional units from such areas as clinical coding auditing and reporting, analysis and presentation of data/information, data management software, service improvement, IT security.
The Level 3 Diploma will be the key qualification in the Apprenticeship in Wales and the Advanced Apprenticeship in England.
You will learn through practical sessions, group discussions or set activities within in your existing or proposed job role, to enable you to deal with straightforward and routine tasks while gaining the confidence and competence to handle more unfamiliar tasks.
For each unit you will be assessed by a range or combination of methods including direct observation and professional discussion, as well as practical exercises or scenarios to help you meet the assessment requirements.
Is this Level right for me?
Level 2 Award
You're just starting out or already working in the field and are keen to build a firm foundation in health informatics or as continual professional development around data/information handling.
Level 2 Certificate
You're just starting out or already working in the field and are keen to build a firm foundation in health informatics that includes the use of data/information held in as part of a computerised system.
Level 2 Extended Certificate
You're new to the health sector and looking to start a career in health informatics that includes the use of data/information held in as part of a computerised system.
Level 3 Diploma
You will have been working either at CF3 or CF4 Level on the Health Informatics Career Framework and be looking to consolidate your capabilities or preparing for progression within the health sector where you are responsible for the quality and management of data/information either as an individual or for a team, where the data/information may be paper based or computerised.
The Level 2 qualifications can help you find work in the following roles in the health environment:
• Data entry clerk
• Clinical coder and clinical coding support worker
• Ward clerk
• Information officer or assistant
• Health records clerk
• Information governance assistant
• Information analyst
• Administrative assistant.
The Level 3 qualification can help you find work in the following roles in the health environment:
• Health Records Library Team Leader/Supervisor
• Patient Administration Officer/Team Leader
• Medical Records Officer
• Clinical Coding Officer/Practitioner
• Data Validation/Quality Officer
• Statistical Technician
• Data Quality Officer
• Information Analyst/Data Analyst
In order to offer the Level 2 Award, Certificate or Extended Certificate in Health Informatics or the Level 3 Diploma in Health Informatics you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment, with facilities in the centre or workplace, to enable learners to cover all of the practical activities.
To find all the requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.
Anyone can take these qualifications, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it.