The Health and Health & Social Care sector provides people across the UK with private, voluntary and statutory care services.
There are many different and complex roles in this ever expanding sector and an increasing need to attract younger individuals and up-skill existing employees. These qualifications have been designed to confirm and develop people's skills and knowledge across a range of job roles.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) applies to all workers and managers in adult social care. It reflects a development model which values and promotes greater recognition of all roles within social care, paid and unpaid, and which enables flexible career pathways.
Social care employers increasingly have to compete to recruit and retain high quality workers, CPD opportunities are a key reason for any discerning worker's choice of sector or organisation. Having a stable staff group enables continuity of service during periods of change and avoids the spiral of low morale in which staff 'churn' affects workers', self-worth and quality of service. Offering the right CPD is therefore key to attracting and keeping staff, helping them value the work they do.
"Flexible, responsive and a true partner. Skillsfirst just get it - they understand the needs of learners and employers and the importance of accreditation to the learning process."
Sandra Kirkham Managing Director
Progress to Excellence
Take a look at our full list of qualifications on the right hand side of this page
If you are interested in unit only registration for your learners, please contact our customer services team on 0121 270 5100 or email us
Health and Health & Social Care
HSCD02 - Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) Closing for registrations on 31/03/2018
HSCD03 - Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (RQF) Closing for registrations on 31/03/2018
HSCD4 - Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England) (RQF) Closing for registrations on 31/03/2018
DCC2 - Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care (QCF) Closed for registrations on 31/12/2017
HSC5 - Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF) Closing for registrations on 31/08/2018
CHSD2 - Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) Closed for registrations on 31/12/2017
CHSD3 - Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) Closed for registrations on 31/12/2017
PCP2 - Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Practice (QCF) Closed for registrations on 31/12/2017
PSD3 - Level 3 Diploma in Perioperative Support (QCF) Closed for registrations on 31/12/2017
ELA2 - Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (QCF) Closed for registrations on 31/12/2017
PCIA2 - Level 2 Award in the Prevention and Control of Infection (QCF) Closed for registrations
DEMA2 - Level 2 Award in Dementia Awareness (QCF) Closed for registrations