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Types of Qualifications

Qualifications the Team Offer

Social Services and Health Care:  This qualification is suitable for employees who are involved in direct patient support/care, the qualification consists of eight units, four of which are mandatory and must be completed with four more units being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice at level 2 this is reduced by 1 optional unit. The candidate would be expected to complete this award over a twelve month period. This qualification is available at level 2 and 3, SCQF levels 6-7.

Health Care Support (clinical): Again this qualification is open to employees who are involved in direct patient support/care but with the main emphasis being on tasks that are carried out within the clinical environment. At level 3 this qualification consists of eight units 3 of which are mandatory and must be completed with five more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice at level 2 this is reduced by 1 optional unit. The candidate would be expected to complete the award over a twelve month period. This qualification is available at levels 2 and 3, SCQF levels 6-7.

Healthcare Support (non clinical): This qualification is suitable for employees who are involved in support services within the NHS that do not routinely involve direct patient support/care i.e. those who are employed within the facilities dept of the NHS. At level 3 this qualification consists of 8 units, 3 of which are mandatory and must be completed with five more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice at level 2 this is reduced by 2 optional units. This qualification is available at levels 2 and 3, SCQF levels 6-7.

Business Administration: This qualification is suitable for employees who provide administration services, for example, business administrators, secretaries and receptionists. At levels 2 and 3 this qualification consists of 8 units, 3 of which are mandatory and must be completed with five more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice. This qualification is available at levels 2 and 3, SCQF 5-6.

Learning and Development: This qualification is suitable for employees who are working in a training role or Learning and Development role. Workplace PDAs are available to those who wish to assess or verify candidate competency in the workplace. The SVQ in Learning and Development is also available at levels 3 &4 SCQF levels 8 & 9.  At level 3 this qualification consists of 6 units, 3 of which are mandatory and must be completed with 3 more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice. At level 4 this qualification consists of 8 units, 3 of which are mandatory and must be completed with 5 more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice.

Management:  This qualification is suitable for employees who have responsibility for providing support and leadership/management to others. At level 2 this qualification is available to those who are considered to be Team Leaders and the optional units you chose will reflect this, at levels 3 and 4 the employee should have direct responsibility for the management of their given department/area. At level 2 this qualification consists of 6 units, four of which are mandatory and must be completed with two more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice, At level 3 this qualification consists of 7 units, 4 of which are mandatory and must be completed with 3 more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice, At level 4 this qualification consists of 8 units, 4 of which are mandatory and must be completed with 4 more being chosen to show competency in specific areas of practice. This qualification is available at levels 2, 3 and 4, SCQF levels 6, 7 and 9.

PDAs in Management

NHS GGC offer PDAs in Management at different levels, where staff can opt to undertake a smaller award linked specifically to their role. The benefit they offer is that staff with limited time available can start with an easily manageable award but may then choose to go on and complete the full qualification later. The PDA in Management is available at SCQF Level 6.

For more information please click on the following Links to HR Connect:

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/learning-education-and-training/qualifications/

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/hr-connect/learning-education-and-training/qualifications/scottish-vocational-qualifications-svq/

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