COVID-19: Coronavirus advice

We understand and appreciate that this is a particularly difficult time. We want to reassure you that we continue to work closely with Qualifications Wales, Social Care Wales, Health Education Improvement Wales and other sector stakeholders to ensure that learners, who have worked hard in preparing for their qualifications are treated fairly. 

Coronavirus update: 13/05/2020 

In line with recent decisions made by Qualifications Wales’ decisions, we can confirm the following approaches we will be taking to ensure that learners due to complete their qualifications this summer are not disadvantaged:  

Level 2 Core Qualifications

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults and Children and Young People)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults)
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Children and Young People)
  • WJEC Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Core 

We will award a qualification to learners who have completed their learning and have successfully completed the specified number of their assessments, which have been subject to external quality assurance by City & Guilds/WJEC. 

Learner declaration forms

Please find the Adaptation Learner Declaration form here.


WJEC Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles & Contexts

We will award a qualification to learners who have completed their learning, based on standardising centre assessment grades submitted by teacher. 

WJEC Level 2 Children’s Care, Play Leaning and Development: Practice and Theory 

We will award a qualification to learners who have completed their work placement and successfully completed their external unit in January 2020. 

For learners who were due to sit their external unit in summer 2020, we will be putting in place arrangements to enable the award of the qualification once the learner has completed their work placement and related practice units and assessments, and these have been subject to external quality assurance by City & Guild/WJEC. This process will include awarding the external unit based on standardising centre assessment grades submitted by teachers. This will remove the need for learners to wait until the January examination if they complete their practice components earlier. Centres who believe they have learners in this category should email Amy Thomas at HSCandCC@wjec.co.uk.

City & Guilds Practice Qualifications 

City & Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
City & Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) 
City & Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children & Young People) 
City & Guilds Level 2 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice 
City & Guilds Level 3 Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice 

At this time it is unlikely that we will be able to award a qualification to learners who are in the workplace. We will be able to award certification if the learner has already completed the summative assessments. These will be subject to quality assurance by City & Guilds/WJEC.  For the majority of learners on these qualifications, learners can continue to work with their assessors towards the generation of evidence. Awarding will be delayed until such time as centres re-open, the required observations by the assessor are able to take place, and the remaining summative assessments have been completed.  

We will continue to work with Qualifications Wales and, where appropriate, with Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales. We will continue to consider the changes we may need to make for assessment arrangements once centres re-open, to ensure that learners can achieve their qualifications at the earliest possible opportunity. 
 
More information on each of the approaches outlined above can be found here. 

Thank you all for your support and patience during this challenging time for us all.  

You can also find the latest information about COVID-19 from the following websites:

City & Guilds COVID-19 Website Page

WJEC Website

Welsh Government 

Qualifications Wales

Social Care Wales

Health Education Improvement Wales

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