New level 4 categories


National Occupational Standards have been produced for three new level 4 Specialist Instructor categories in Cancer, Long Term Neurological Conditions and Chronic Respiratory Disease. These standards underpin the new categories at level 4 on the Register and mean that training providers are now able to offer courses for working with clients with these conditions.

REPs Registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch reports: “This is great news, and increases the number of specialist instructor categories (currently there are SkillsActive approved courses in Cardiac Disease, Falls Prevention, Stroke, Mental Health, Back Pain and Obesity/Diabetes).

“If we as an industry are to work with medics and healthcare practitioners as professionals we need to have relevant specialist knowledge and the introduction of standards for these additional level 4 categories takes us nearer to this goal.

“Training providers can now submit courses on working with clients with these conditions to SkillsActive for approval, which in turn means more REPs members can make the step to level 4 Specialist Instructor.”

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