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Clinical Healthcare

The NHS is recognised as the largest employer in Europe. There is a need to recruit, retain and develop the skills of this workforce. These qualifications are based on the National Occupational Standards for Health. They contain some units in common with the Health and Social Care diplomas but offer a different structure and specialist options. The purpose of the Clinical Health Care qualification is to guide and assess the development of knowledge and skills relating to the health workforce. This qualification confirms competence in a range of clinical healthcare support skills. To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Health Care learners must achieve 50 credits from a set of mandatory units. In addition to this, learners will choose from a comprehensive list of optional units specific to their role in Clinical Health Care. The learner’s assessor will guide them through the underpinning knowledge needed. Learners will also be observed in the workplace by their assessor and complete assignments, case studies, short answer questions and personal statements on the blended learning resource. Progression

  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Health Care
  • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management
  • Level 3 QCF Qualification relevant to the learners job role

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Health Care learners must achieve 65 credits from a set of mandatory units. In addition to this, learners will choose from a comprehensive list of optional units specific to their role in Clinical Health Care. Progression

  • Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Management
  • Level 4/5 QCF Qualification relevant to the learners job role

These diplomas comprise both mandatory and optional units. Optional units cover a range of specialisms, including:

  • Administering medication and monitoring the effects
  • Carrying out intravenous infusion
  • Delivering training.