I am soon going to be introducing this qualification, does anyone have anything they could share with me regarding the assessment of this qualification?
I was thinking about the PCA, (Provider Compliance Assessment) that’s compulsory for CQC registration, could I use that long with evidence of compliance for observational purposes. i.e if the learner can show compliance against each sub section of the PCA (that applies to the individual diploma unit)
This demonstrates that their policies and procedures are in place, and what they do in the workplace to demonstrate compliance for the CQC quality audit.
This may also help in gaining the holistic approach.
What do you think?
This is interesting, many thanks for sharing it, i agree, this certainly would help with an holistic approach to assessment.
Just a quick one, do you have any resources that will assist in the mapping (RPL) of a HSC level 4 into the new level 5 diploma?
I just thought id ask about before I spend a lot of time doing it myself, time seems to be a luxury at the moment haha
How did you get on with the mapping exercise? Anything you would be prepared to share with other people would be much appreciated I am sure.
I am in the process of writing some assignments for this qualification. Has anybody else used this approach?
Thanks for your help
as yet iv not managed to map much over as the level 5 units are more specific (i think) in terms of management that a level 4. I am currently completing this qualification myself to make assessing easier, i have found that the majority of learners are writing a statement / reflective account for each unit.
I have also found that not all units require an observation, and those that do can be largely covered by observing evidence i.e. care plans, amended policies, risk assessments etc, showing that the learner can "demonstrate" the learning outcome.
definatly a better qualification in regards to learning, i have learned so much more by doing it myself, and learned a considerable amount more that completing the level 4 and the LMC.
A Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship Framework is under
development by Skills for Care. It is centred on the Level 5 Diploma in Health,
Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services with an additional
knowledge unit in the optional choices being developed around ‘Understanding
Management and Leadership in HSC and CYP Settings’.
If you’re interested in finding out more then come to the
Care Development Forums in May (22nd in London, 23nd in Manchester) where a
Skills for Care Apprenticeship Project Manager is presenting the Key Note
presentation on ‘Apprenticeship Update’
Link to Care Development Forums: http://pearsonwbl.edexcel.com/Our-support/training-events/Pages/sector-development-events.aspx#Care