SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing
The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing is aimed primarily at those working within or looking to move to a role where elements of social prescribing are used as part of their work. This includes areas such as healthcare, local government and the voluntary and community sector. It will enable learners to broaden their skills and knowledge in social health and wellbeing work and to support individuals to access services in the community that are appropriate to their needs.
The course covers key areas related to social prescribing environments, including delivering community-based solutions, offering vulnerable adults holistic support, measuring outcomes to improve support mechanisms, Motivational Interviewing skills, and making best use of supervision and support.
We are now taking bookings for places on our upcoming Social Prescribing qualification beginning on Thursday 24th June 2021. Get in touch to secure a place or to enquire about enrolling on individual Units.
Please note: the Supervision and Professional Support unit runs concurrent with the other units, drawing on their content, and so it would be unfeasible to attend only for this Unit. Also, the Motivational Interviewing unit is split to allow some time to put learning in to practice then come back and build on the reflections from implementation.
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The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing qualification covers the following four 3-credit mandatory units, each of which is expected to take around 22 hours:
This unit will give learners a solid understanding of what social prescribing is, its objectives and the role of practitioners. Learners will also be able to explain how to measure the effectiveness of social prescribing interventions.
1. Understand social prescribing
2. Understand the context of social prescribing
3. Understand methods of social prescribing
This unit will focus on how communities are made up, their cultural values and potential inequalities. Learners will gain an understanding of how social prescribing can be the driver for change.
1. Understand the composition of communities
2. Understand the culture of communities
3. Understand the role of social prescribing for communities
This unit will provide learners with an understanding of the community based solutions available and the delivery challenges and barriers that are faced.
1. Understand how community based solutions can be facilitated through social prescribing
2. Understand the factors involved in delivering community based solutions through social prescribing
This unit will give learners the opportunity to understand the evaluation process of social prescribing which will enable them to analyse its effectiveness in decreasing social inequalities.
1. Understand the process of evaluating social prescribing
2. Understand how to improve the outcomes of social prescribing
And the three following 3-credit optional units, each expected to take 21 hours:
This unit focusses on the four aspects of the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing. Learners will gain an awareness of when it is appropriate to use Motivational Interviewing and be able to evaluate their own use of it reflecting on their areas of strength and need for development.
1. Understand the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
2. Be able to apply Motivational Interviewing skills for promoting behaviour change
This unit will give learners an understanding of how to support vulnerable adults taking account of safeguarding and the most appropriate routes and sources of support to provide a holistic service.
1. Understand how to support vulnerable adults
2. Understand legislation and policy informing the safeguarding of vulnerable adults
3. Understand how to facilitate holistic support for vulnerable adults
This unit will cover the process of supervision, the different forms of supervision and the value of these sessions in connection with your own development.
1. Understand the boundary, ethical and confidentiality issues involved in supervision
2. Understand the different forms of supervision available
3. Understand the differences between group and one-to-one supervision
4. Know own personal development needs in regard to supervision
5. Know the value of discussion and feedback in supervision
6. Understand Reflective Practice
7. Know the limitations and boundaries of the link worker role in relation to the social prescribing cases brought to supervision
Right now there is a fundamental shift happening in how we work alongside people, valuing the importance of ‘what matters to someone’ rather than just ‘what’s the matter with someone’. Since individuals’ values and preferences differ, social prescribing helps individuals to take greater control of their own health. It is a key component of personalised care as outlined in the NHS’s Long Term Plan which aims to ensure people have a bigger influence over their own health and more person-centred care when they need it.
Recognising that people’s health is determined primarily by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, social prescribing seeks to address people’s needs in a holistic way, sharing control and empowering people to improve health and wellbeing.
Social prescribing offers the kind of help that doesn’t come in a packet or a bottle but instead works with people to connect them with non-medical support, such as day centres, charities or community groups, in the community to improve their wellbeing and tackle social isolation.
If you would like to book a place or find out about availability of our next Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing course fill in the form blow and a member of the team will be in touch as soon as possible.
Research shows that those people given social prescribing get better and feel better quicker and for longer than those treated with medical approaches alone. Because it works, there’s more and more demand and so there’s a need for robust training. The Skills and Education Group (SEG) Awards Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing is the only nationally recognised qualification in social prescribing. It prepares learners for a role in social prescribing and provides those already working in this area with a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. Waypoint has an extended track record delivering Continuing Professional Development training and consultancy in this and related areas.
This qualification usually takes around 21 days over 4-6 months to complete. The units vary in terms of the ratio of hours class contact to self-directed study.
The Programme is offered on a unit-by-unit basis and is a combination of live sessions (online during social distancing restrictions, in person when possible) and distance learning, via our eLearning platform. This blend of synchronous, real-time learning with asynchronous learning managed by the learner themselves offers the benefits of direct engagement with tutors and peers as well as the autonomy of self-directed learning.
Through a varied range of individual and group tasks, assignments, personal reflections, case studies and observations of practice, you will gather together a portfolio of evidence. Individual units are accredited as the Programme develops. Your work will be assessed by the course tutors then moderated by another tutor before being externally moderated by the awarding body to ensure you meet all the assessment criteria. The full qualification is awarded by SEG Awards once all units are passed.
The costs of the full programme start from £1468 per learner which includes registration, access to learning resources, live teaching sessions and certificate.