Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Conductive Education
- Age range18+
National Subject Sector: 1.3 Health and Social Care
About this qualification
The Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Conductive Education is designed for individuals (conductive assistants). These conductive assistants would be working alongside qualified conductors in a supportive role and be involved in the daily application of skills for example; eating, dressing, transferring, as well as the more formal structured motor programmes being followed.
Objectives of the qualification
This qualification can be used flexibly to meet learner needs. Depending on the context of the learning and the needs of each individual learner, the qualification can:
- Prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area but at a higher level or requiring more specific knowledge, skills and understanding
- Prepare learners for employment
- Support a role in the workplace
- Encourage engagement in learning
Learners should be working in a Conductive Education setting. It is expected that potential learners will receive appropriate guidance and advice regarding the suitability of the qualification. This qualification requires workplace assessment which will need to be monitored for health and safety.For further details download the Qualification Specification
Why choose this qualification?
Employers recognise that this specific qualification would enhance their own provision and provide a potential career structure for conductive assistants working in this field. Many conductive education centres provide their own ‘in-house’ training for conductive assistants and it was felt that this should be standardised to ensure easy transfer of knowledge between centres and to provide a quality assurance framework for the future.
- Age range18+
To be awarded the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Certificate in Conductive Education, learners must achieve:
- 24 credits from 8 mandatory units
Learners should be working in a Conductive Education setting. It is expected that potential learners will receive appropriate guidance and advice regarding the suitability of the qualification. This qualification requires workplace assessment which will need to be monitored for health and safety.
Portfolio of evidence.
To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold one of the following recognised professional qualifications to work as a Conductor as stated by the Professional Conductor Association (PCA):
- BA(Hon) in Conductive Education, or
- Diploma in Conductive Education from Pető Institute in Hungary.
- Have minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Conductor.
- Have completed a Tutor Induction course at The National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham.
Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):
Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:
- Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices or its equivalent.
- Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in Conductive Education.
- Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
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