Certa Launches Care Navigation Qualifications
Certa has been working with West Wakefield Health and Well-Being to develop two new qualifications and a new Accredited Training Course designed to support a major initiative of the NHS.
There is widespread recognition that health and social care needs are changing. This includes an ageing population, with a rising prevalence of people living with long term, complex conditions and needs. There is a significant need to shift NHS service provision and professional working towards a paradigm of more sustainable, proactive and integrated health and social care.
Effective navigation is a key element of delivering coordinated, person-centered care and support. ‘Care navigators’ can play a crucial role in helping people to get the right support, at the right time to help manage a wide range of needs. This may include support with long term conditions, help with finances and signposting to a range of statutory and voluntary sector services.
The new Level 2 Award and Extended Award have been designed to prepare all learners to work in a care navigation role or improve the knowledge and skills of those already working in care navigation and can be used in a wide variety of roles and organisations.