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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

  1. City and Guilds Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care


  1. City and Guilds Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice


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


  1. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

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. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults’ Management) Wales and Northern Ireland

  3. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services

  4. NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award

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

  6. NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  7. NVQ 4 Care

  8. 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

It is the responsibility of employers and the service provider to make sure that everyone working at the service receives an induction that’s appropriate to their role. This induction is expected to be robust and accessible to prepare them for new and changing roles and responsibilities.

It is also expected that all new managers will receive The Social Care Manager – practice guidance for social care managers registered with Social Care Wales as part of their induction, along with the Code of Practice for Social Care Employers.