Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing


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7-9 months

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About the Qualification

The Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing qualification covers the following 4 mandatory units:

  • Delivering community-based solutions through social prescribing
  • Measuring outcomes and improving support mechanisms
  • Structures and cultures within communities
  • The principles and theory of social prescribing

You will then need to take 3 of the following 6 optional units:

  • Managing caseloads within a social prescribing environment
  • Micro-commissioning for social prescribing
  • Supervision and Professional Support Working with vulnerable adults to provide holistic support
  • Working with Vulnerable Adults to provide Holistic Support
  • Motivational Intervieing Skills
  • Developing the Practical Skills for Supporting Behaviour Change

Need 2 Succeed has been working with partners, such as Merton Connected in South London, to reach communities who would benefit most from their training and accredited qualifications.

Merton Connected currently hosts the Social Prescribing Service for Merton, employing 14 Social Prescribing Link Workers. They have the unique offer of being based at the heart of the voluntary and community sector, with vast knowledge and database of agencies to refer clients to.

Need 2 Succeed has used this expertise to test this qualification and develop a programme best suited to the needs of community-based Link Workers.

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Qualification Objective

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 well-being work and to support individuals to access services in the community that are appropriate to their needs.

The qualification will be awarded to learners who successfully achieve all four of the mandatory units and three out of the five optional units within the qualification, under the Rules of Combination, by meeting the specified Assessment Criteria.

  • To achieve this qualification the learner must complete 21 credits; 12 credits from the mandatory group and a further 9 credits from the optional group.
  • You will need to gather a portfolio of evidence, made up of group work tasks, assignments, personal reflections, case studies and research.
  • For each module there will be a workbook and study tasks to help you achieve this.
  • It would be advantageous if you have some personal work experience to draw on, but it’s not essential for this course.
  • Your work will be assessed and internally moderated to ensure you meet all the assessment criteria laid down by the awarding body, to receive your final qualification and certificate from SEG Awards.

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Who is this program for

The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing is a nationally recognised qualification. 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.

The content is based on key areas related to social prescribing environments, including delivering community-based solutions, offering vulnerable adults holistic support, managing caseloads and measuring outcomes to improve support mechanisms.

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