Centre Updates - 18/05/2022

18 May 2022

There are a number of changes and updates covering:

  • Changes to Level 4 Independent Advocacy handbook
  • Health and Social Care Core: Examiner’s Report
  • Extensions to learner registration periods
  • City & Guilds qualifications - registration and certification end dates

Changes to Level 4 Independent Advocacy handbook

We have made some changes to the qualification handbook covering:

  • Who is the qualification for
  • Addition of broader information on independent advocacy and its role in the Health and Social Care sector
  • Candidate entry requirements

All the changes are listed in the version control table at the front of the handbook and is available for download from the qualification page under ‘Key documents and course materials’

View handbook >

Health and Social Care Core: Examiner’s Report (Spring 2022)

We are pleased to launch our very first Spring edition of the (8040-02) HSC Core Examiners Report. 

This is available on the qualification page under ‘Key documents and course materials’.

View report >

The report has been developed to be used as a feedback tool for centres to enhance teaching and preparation for the 8040-02 HSC Core qualification.

The report provides general commentary on pass marks and how candidates performed each of the tests and highlights common themes in relation to technical aspects explore within the assessments.

We will publish both a Spring and an Autumn edition of the report.

Extensions to learner registration periods

A recent review of learner registration periods associated with the suite of HSC (8040) and CCPLD (8041) qualifications has identified some inconsistencies with our standard expectations. Considering this we have taken steps to ensure that the registration periods are, as far as possible, consistent across the suite, and provide learners with a reasonable period of time to attain their qualification. 

Automatic re-registration for learners

In light of the level of disruption caused by the pandemic, we have extended the registration period for one year for all registered learners completing the following qualifications. 

This extension applies to learners registered by 12 February 2022 on the following qualifications:

Health and Social Care:
  • 8040-02 Level 2 HSC Core
  • 8040-04 Level 2 HSC Practice: Adults
  • 8040-05 Level 3 HSC Practice: Adults
  • 8040-06 Level 3 HSC Practice: Children and Young People
  • 8040-08 Level 4 Professional Practice
  • 8040-09 Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in HSC
  • 8040-10 Level 5 Leadership and Management in HSC
  • 8040-11 Level 4 Adult Placement/Shared Lives
  • 8040-12 Level 4 Independent Advocacy
  • 8040-13 Level 4 Social Services Practitioner
Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development
  • 8041-13 Level 2 CCPLD: Practice
  • 8041-15 Level 3 CCPLD: Practice
  • 8041-16 Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in CCPLD
  • 8041-17 Level 4 Professional Practice in CCPLD
  • 8041-18 Level 5 Leadership and Management in CCPLD
How will learners be re-registered?

We have automatically extended the learner registration periods all learners who were registered by 12 February 2022.  If you think that a learner has been overlooked, please let us know by contacting  hclw.customer@cityandguilds.com

Will the registration period change for new learners?

Learners registered from 12 February 2022 to complete the Level 2 and Level 3 Practice qualifications and/or the Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications will have up to 3yrs to complete their qualification from the point of registration, or by the end certification date, whichever is soonest.

City & Guilds qualifications - registration and certification end dates

We have reviewed the end registration dates and end certification dates of the suite of qualifications and have made some changes to end certification dates. These amendments are in the process of being amended on the Qualifications in Wales (qiw.wales).

This may take several weeks. The table below shows the revised end registration and end certification dates

Qualification Number
Brief Description
End Registration Date
End Certification Date
8040-04
C00/1253/4
Level 2 H&SC Practice 31/08/2024 31/08/2027
Both SAP and QiW

8040-05
C00/1253/6

Level 3 H&SC Practice (Adults) 31/08/2024

31/08/2027

8040-06
C00/1253/5
Level 3 H&SC Practice (CYP) 31/08/2024

31/08/2027

8040-08
C00/3977/8
Level 4 H&SC Professional  Practice 31/08/2025 31/08/2028
8040-09
C00/1260/5
Level 4 Prep L&M in H&SC 31/08/2025 31/08/2028
8040-10
C00/1260/7
Level 5 L&M in H&SC 31/08/2025 31/08/2028

8040-11
C00/4016/6

Level 4 Adult PL/Shared lives 31/08/2025 31/08/2028

8040-12
C00/4016/5

Level 4 Independent Advocacy 31/08/2025 31/08/2028

8040-13
C00/4016/9

Level 4 Social Services Practitioner 31/08/2025 31/08/2028
8040-91 Level 4 Package Professional Practice/Prep for L&M 31/08/2025 31/08/2028
8040-92 Level 4 Package
8040-09 & 8040-12
31/08/2025 31/08/2028