Update: NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (601/8435/8)

Following extensive research and stakeholder engagement, we have decided to introduce a Near Pass (N) grade to the Short Answer Examination for this qualification

This qualification features in the Department for Education (DfE’s) Performance Tables until 2022.

The N grade acts as a safety net for learners who have achieved in all other areas of the qualification, and narrowly missed a pass mark in the Short Answer Examination (HSC/SAE), which assesses ‘Anatomy and physiology in health and social care’ (Unit HSC DM3.1).

We have updated the Qualification Specification to reflect this change and created an N Grade Key Facts for further information.

In addition to this change we have also created some teaching support materials to support delivery of the anatomy and physiology unit. These will be available from 1 August 2020.