Overview of Key Changes within the Health and Social Care sector - Update September 2018
Skills for Care (SfC) and Skills for Health (SfH) are working together to support the government’s agenda on integration, transferability and opportunity for learners and workers in both health and adult care services. Therefore, both sector skills councils have been working together to ensure that core knowledge and skills are covered within our qualifications. To ensure that the core content developed in the new RQF qualifications remains consistent and transferable, in consultation with employers, learning providers and awarding organisations, SfC and SfH have developed qualification specifications.
These specifications outline the mandatory and minimum content expected within a particular qualification, as well as information about its size, level, assessment principles and guidance for optional units. The range of optional units offered within the qualifications is now open to each awarding organisation (AO) and will vary. However, AOs must provide a sufficient range, number, content and level to enable learners to contextualise their learning to meet their needs.