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IQ Level 3 Award in Clinical Skills: Tracheostomy Care (QCF)

 

Qualification Number 601/5139/0
Title IQ Level 3 Award in Clinical Skills: Tracheostomy Care (QCF)
Category National
Sector Health & Care
Operational Start Date 01/12/2014
Operational End Date 29/09/2018
Total Units 1 Min Credit 3
Min Guided Learning Hours 21 Max Guided Learning Hours
Min Age From 18 Min Age To 100

Registration Fee : £15.00

This is the administrative fee that IQ charges centres to register a learner on this qualification, and NOT a training fee. All fees include registration, certification and postage (international delivery rates may apply).

Qualification Purpose

About this Qualification

The IQ Level 3 Award in Clinical Skills: Tracheostomy Care (QCF) is designed for registered nurses and non-registered practitioners to train them to carry out the care of a tracheostomy in a variety of health care settings.

Learners will gain an understanding of the relevant theory, practical and professional requirements in line with Skills for Health National Occupational Standards and will develop skills in carrying out tracheostomy care under supervision. The main objective is to support a role in the workplace. The qualification could lead to more specialised roles within the learner's current job role and support them to work towards promotion. Another objective could be preparing learners to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding

Learners can progress to, for example,

IQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (QCF)

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF)

Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF)

Level 3 Award/ Certificate/Diploma in Healthcare Support (QCF)

Level 3 Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support (QCF)

Take this Qualification

If you are interested in taking this qualification and would like to find your nearest IQ centre, please give us a call on 01952 457 452 and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Structure

To achieve this qualification learners have to achieve three credits from the single mandatory unit.

IQ Level 3 Award in Clinical Skills: Tracheostomy Care (QCF)
Mandatory GroupMinimum Units:1
 Minimum Credits:3
 UnitLevelCreditGLH
 M/505/8527Care of a Tracheostomy3321

Assessment

The unit in this qualification is assessed by portfolio. Evidence for this qualification must come from the learner’s consistent performance in the workplace and must meet the requirements of the Skills for Health QCF Assessment Principles (Appendix A) Further guidance for each unit can be found in the assessment guidance relevant to the unit. All Assessment Criteria must be met to achieve this qualification.

An Achievement Record for this qualification which includes the forms necessary to map and claim knowledge and competence is available to download from the IQ website.

The qualification is a mix of knowledge and competence and therefore delivery requires input from a competent practitioner who is able to supervise the learners in order to develop their competence to carry out tracheostomy care independently.

Trainers/assessors must be occupationally competent registered practitioners with relevant expertise e.g. registered nurse, GP or HCPC member (Paramedic or Operating Department Practitioner).

Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, learners should be able to work at level 2 or above and be proficient in the use of English Language.

Tutor Requirements

All trainers/assessors and internal verifiers delivering this qualification must meet the requirements as per the Skills for Health QCF Assessment Principles (Appendix A).

The qualification is a mix of knowledge and competence and therefore delivery requires input from a competent practitioner who is able to supervise the learners in order to develop their competence to carry out tracheostomy care independently.

Trainers/assessors must be occupationally competent registered practitioners with relevant expertise e.g. registered nurse, GP or HCPC member (Paramedic or Operating Department Practitioner).

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved by IQ in order to offer this qualification.

 

 

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