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.
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.
The Level 3 Certificate in Social Prescribing qualification covers the following 4 mandatory units:
You will need to take a further 3 of the following 5 optional units:
Need 2 Succeed has been working with partners such as Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) in South London, to enable them to reach communities who would benefit most from their training and accredited qualifications.
MVSC currently hosts the Social Prescribing Service for Merton, employing 9 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 to develop a programme best suited to the needs of community-based Link Workers.