Skills for Care update

Additional workforce development funding for dementia qualifications available

POSTED ON JULY 31ST, 2012

Skills for Care has released details of £2.4 million of enhanced funding for the completion of accredited dementia qualifications.

The Workforce Development Dementia Fund is designed to support the delivery of a national learning and development programme for the adult social care workforce supporting people with dementia.

Under current Workforce Development Funding, Skills for Care pay £15.00 per credit for completed units and will now also pay an additional £200.00 per QCF Award and £300.00 per QCF certificate (source www.skillsforcare.org.uk July 26 2012).

The list of eligable units and qualifications are listed below along with links to those currently available within EdgeWorks™ Care Academy.

Workforce Development Dementia Fund 2012-13 acceptable units that are eligible

Unit number Unit Level Credit
ACT 201 Understand activity provision within social care 2 2
ACT 202 Understand the benefits of engaging in activities in social care 2 2
ACT 204 Understand the delivery of activities in social care 2 2
ACT 206 Therapeutic approaches for activity provision in social care 2 2
ACT 207 Community involvement in activity provision 3 3
ACT 208 Understanding the benefits of reminiscence as an activity 2 2
ACT 301 Coordination of activity provision in social care 3 5
ACT 304 Understand the effects of ageing in activity provision 3 2
ACT 305 Activity provision in dementia care 3 3
ACT 306 Specialist activity provision in social care 3 2
ACT 307 Equality and diversity in activity provision 3 3
ADVO 301 Purpose and principles of independent advocacy 3 4
ADVO 305 Providing Independent Mental Capacity advocacy 4 12
CMH 301 Understand mental well being and mental health promotion 3 3
CMH 302 Understand mental health problems 3 3
DEM 201 Dementia awareness 2 2
DEM 202 The person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 2
DEM 204 Understand and implement a person centred approach to the care and support of individuals with dementia 2 3
DEM 205 Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia 2 2
DEM 207 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care 2 2
DEM 209 Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice 2 3
DEM 210 Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals with dementia 2 3
DEM 211 Approaches to enable rights and choices for individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks 2 3
DEM 301 Understand the process and experience of dementia 3 3
DEM 302 Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia 3 3
DEM 304 Enable rights and choices of individuals whilst minimising risk 3 4
DEM 305 Understand the administration of medication to individuals with dementia using a person centred approach 3 2
DEM 308 Understand the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia 3 3
DEM 310 Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion 3 3
DEM 312 Understand and enable interaction and communication with individuals who have dementia 3 4
DEM 313 Equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care practice 3 4
Lead and manage dementia care (available from Sept 2012) 5 6
EOL 201 Awareness of working in end of life care 2 3
EOL 301 Understanding how to support individuals at end of life 3 3
EOL 302 Managing symptoms in end of life care 3 3
EOL 303 Understand advance care planning 3 3
EOL 304 Support the spiritual well being of individuals 3 3
EOL 305 Support individuals with loss and grief before death 3 2
EOL 306 Support individuals during the last days of life 3 5
EOL 307 Understand how to support individuals during the last days of end of life 3 3
EOL 308 End of life and dementia care 3 2
EOL 501 Lead and manage end of life care services 5 7
EOL 502 Lead a service that supports individuals through significant life events 5 4
HSC 2001 Provide support for therapy sessions 2 2
HSC 2003 Provide support to manage pain and discomfort 2 2
HSC 2012 Support individuals who are distressed 2 3
HSC 2022 Contribute to the care of a deceased person 2 3
HSC 2023 Contribute to supporting group care activities 2 3
HSC 2025 Support individuals undergoing healthcare activities 2 3
HSC 2031 Contribute to support of positive risk taking for individuals 2 3
HSC 3002 Provide support to continue recommended therapies 3 3
HSC 3008 Implement therapeutic group activities 3 4
HSC 3020 Facilitate person centred assessment, planning, implementation and review 3 6
HSC 3029 Support individuals with specific communication needs 3 5
HSC 3033 Support individuals during a period of change 3 4
HSC 3035 Support individuals who are bereaved 3 4
HSC 3047 Support use of medication in social care settings 3 5
HSC 3048 Support individuals at the end of life 3 7
HSC 3057 Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis 4 5
HSC 3062 Interact with and support individuals using telecommunications 3 5
HSC 3066 Support positive risk taking for individuals 3 4
LD 201 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2 4
LD 202 Support person centred thinking and planning 2 5
LD 302 Support person centred thinking and planning 3 5
LD 305 Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities 3 3
MH 201 Understanding assisting and moving individuals 2 2
PD OP 2.1 Understand physical disability 2 2
PD OP 3.1 Understand physical disability 3 3
SS MU 2.1 Introductory awareness of sensory loss 2 2
SS MU 3.1 Understand sensory loss 3 3
SS OP 2.1 Introductory awareness of models of disability 2 2
SS OP 2.4 Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology 2 3
SS OP 3.1 Understand models of disability 3 3
SS OP 3.4 Support individuals in the use of assistive technology 4 4

Qualifications funded with enhanced payments

Activity provision qualifications

Level Qualification title Minimum credits Unit funding* Enhanced payment Total funding
Level 2 Award Supporting activity provision in social care 8 £120 £200 £320
Level 3 Certificate Activity provision in social care 18 £270 £300 £570

Dementia qualifications

Level and type Qualification title Minimum credits Unit funding* Enhanced payment Total funding
Level 2 Award Awareness of dementia 8 £120 £200 £320
Level 2 Certificate Dementia care 18 £270 £300 £570
Level 3 Award Awareness of dementia 11 £165 £200 £365
Level 3 Certificate Dementia care 21 £315 £300 £615
Level 2 Diploma Health and social care (adults) England – dementia pathway only 46 £690 £200 £890
Level 3 Diploma Health and social care (adults) England – dementia pathway only 58 £870 £200 £1070
Level 5
unit
Lead and manage dementia care (optional unit of Level 5 diploma, available from September 2012) 6 £90 £30 £120

End of life qualifications

Level Qualification title Minimum credits Unit funding* Enhanced payment Total funding
Level 2 Award Awareness of end of life care 3 £45 £200 £245
Level 3 Award Awareness of end of life care 10 £150 £200 £350
Level 3 Certificate Working in end of life care 26 £390 £300 £690
Level 5 Certificate Leading and managing services to support end of life and significant life events 17 £255 £300 £555

*Unit funding is calculated by multiplying the minimum number of credits for each qualification by £15. The amount of unit funding is variable depending on the units selected for each qualification.


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