Early years and childcare qualifications

Information and guidance on qualifications for working in early years and childcare with children below the age of eight years.

New health, social care and childcare qualifications

Qualifications Wales is leading the development of a new suite of qualifications for health and social care and childcare.

An update on the qualification start dates has been released by Qualification Wales.

A consortium made up of City and Guilds and WJEC has been appointed as the sole providers of these qualifications in Wales. Please visit the consortium’s health and care website for the latest updates. 

Qualifications you need to work

This framework sets out the required qualifications for different roles in different service settings, along with qualifications accepted from other parts of the UK. 

The list of required qualifications for practice is being added to the Health and Social Care list. This work is currently under review and will be available soon. 

If you have any questions or queries regarding the qualifications required to work you can Contact us.

Our list should be used alongside the qualification list produced by Skills Active, the Sector Skills Council for play workers and referring to standards and regulations stipulated by Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW).

Skills for Care and Development

A resource that sets out the minimum expected principles and approaches to the assessment of the diploma qualifications.

Contact us

If you have a question you can Contact us.

Last updated: 05 April 2019