What’s new in Health, Care and Childcare?

New Diplomas in Adult Care

As a leading Awarding Organisation working in Adult Care we are delighted to offer two exciting NEW diplomas: 3086-31 Level 3 (Diploma in Adult Care) and 3086-51 Level 5 (Diploma in Leadership and Management in Adult Care) in England.

Working very closely with industry stakeholders, we have developed these in response to industry feedback about the skills that learners and employers need in the Adult Care sector.

Both qualifications are endorsed by Skills for Care and reflect the Skills for Care Qualification Specifications.

Please visit our 3096 webpages for further information, including links to the recordings of our launch events

New Integrated Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing (Apprenticeships only)

4238-22 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. In response to the changes in the ST0113 Dental Nurse (integrated) apprenticeship standard assessment plan, City & Guilds has designed a NEW qualification to meet the requirements of AP05.  The content and assessment requirements are the same as 4238-12, however, the assessment and apprenticeship outcome is Pass/Fail.

The qualification is recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC) as meeting the GDC Learning Outcomes for Dental Nurses.  In addition, the qualification meets the requirements for those learners who wish to apply to the GDC Dental Nurse professional register.

This qualification is ONLY available in England and should be used by any apprentice who started their apprenticeship on or after 06 July 2022

You can download the qualification handbook here.

Early Years Education Recovery Level 3 Review

One of the objectives of the Governments £153m Early Years Education Recovery programme is to:

“improve the quality and rigour of the L3 early years qualification, including the criteria, through consultation and engagement with stakeholders and users, and rigorous analysis of new and available data, thereby strengthening its quality and evidence-base”. 

This is the first review of the Early Years Educator full and relevant criteria since they were approved in 2014.  The 16 week review will conclude in early September with potential that a new Level 3 qualification will be needed by September 2023. 

If you would like to be involved in the development of our new Level 3 EYE qualification, please register your interest to Suzi Gray.

Coming soon - NEW Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support

We are working in partnership with other Awarding Organisation to develop a new Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support. Once developed, the new qualification will replace the 4345-31 work and will be endorsed by Skills for Health who is supporting the development process. 

Whilst there are over 200 units to review, the development work is progressing well.  The new qualification is expected to become available for first registrations in Autumn 2022.

Please register your interest to Suzi Gray if you would like to join our new qualification information events.

Supporting Best Practice in End Point Assessment (EPA)

Helping apprentices to prepare for their end point assessment can be daunting and we know that centre staff can worry about what to do for the best.  Please join us for one of our best practice events to hear all of the latest updates and guidance relating to the following Apprenticeship Standards and EPAs:



Which Standard

15 September       



19 September


 Adult Social Worker/Senior Adult Care Worker

20 September


 Early Years Practitioner/Educator

22 September

1330-1600  Lead Practitioner/Leader in Adult Care

Conversations with employers

Working closely with employers is an essential part of our activity as an Awarding Organisation. We would like to extend the range of employers we are currently working with to ensure that our qualifications, products and services remain robust, current and relevant to evolving needs of the workforces in health, care and childcare.

If you are working with an employer who you think might be interested in talking to us please direct them to our dedicated employer webpage

We have over 30 qualifications from levels 1-5 in Adult Care and Child Care.

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Find out the latest standards and support we offer for EPA.

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