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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

  1. City and Guilds Level 4 Adult Placement/Shared Lives

Registration is not required

Other requirements

Service regulations require that “the service provider must ensure that at all times a sufficient number of suitably qualified, trained, skilled, competent and experienced staff are deployed to work at the service”.

The suitable qualifications are included on this framework.

Other qualifications accepted

  1. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) Wales and Northern Ireland

  2. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services

  3. NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award

  4. NVQ 4 Management (Assessed in a Social Care Setting)

  5. NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  6. NVQ 4 Care

  7. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

Other UK qualifications accepted

As a result to changes to qualifications in Wales, equivalent UK qualifications are being assessed and will be added soon. Please contact us directly if you have a query related to registration as a manager using another UK qualification.

Induction requirements

The All Wales induction framework for health and social care (AWIF) is designed for social care workers and healthcare support workers. It covers care and support for adults, and children and young people. It provides a structure for a common induction in health and social care across Wales and outlines the knowledge and skills new workers need to gain in the first six months of employment.

All employers have a responsibility to make sure their new workers receive a suitable induction using this induction framework. Workers may be new to the role, organisation or sector.