Following the announcement that City & Guilds will end registration onto their Learning Disability Qualification – Induction Award on 31st December 2010 (read details on City & Guilds web site) we have seen an upsurge in registrations over the past few weeks. We fully anticipate this trend to continue right up until the deadline, as clients seek to secure access to the current qualification before the window closes. Any candidates registered before the deadline, will of course then be able to complete their qualification in the normal manner.
Although not yet confirmed, it's looking likely that there will be no direct replacement 'Award' available on the QCF. It seems candidates will be required to undertake a Health and Social Care Diploma at either Level 2 or 3 and select a Learning Disability Specialist Pathway alongside the mandatory components. Perhaps not an ideal scenario for everyone.
Naturally we will continue to monitor the situation as it develops, but our current advice remains the same, register as many candidates as possible before the deadline if you wish to secure access to the current qualification.
Please feel free to contact us directly on 0330 995 0840 or via our online form form if you have any questions.