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Current qualification accepted

For registration as a manager:

Any of the qualifications listed for registration as an Adult Care Home Manager.

Recommended for practice as a worker:

  1. City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core

plus

  1. City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

or

  1. City and Guilds Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Workers who do not have one of the listed qualifications can apply to register as a worker if they complete the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIF) or the Social Care Wales Principles and Values Award within twelve months of starting employment. They will then need to complete one of the required qualifications within their first 3 year period of registration.

Any qualifications that are listed within more senior roles in the same service area will also be accepted for registration in this role.

Registration with Social Care Wales is now open

Adult care home deputy managers can register as a manager if they meet the requirements for a domiciliary care manager.


Register here

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. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

  2. First Level Registered Nurse

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

  4. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services

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

  6. NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award

  7. NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  8. NVQ 4 Care

  9. Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland

  10. Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

  11. Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Therapy Support

  12. Level 3 Diploma in Physiotherapy Support

  13. Level 3 Diploma in Rehabilitation Support

  14. NVQ 3 Care: Continuing Care

  15. NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  16. NVQ 3 Care

  17. NVQ 3 Promoting Independence

  18. NVQ 3 Care: Mental Health Care

  19. NVQ 3 Care: Supported Living

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 includes managers. This induction is expected to be robust and accessible to prepare 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.

Continuing professional development CPD (previously known as PRTL)

All registered persons are required to complete a total of 90 hours’ or 15 days’ CPD for each three-year period of registration.

More information on CPD.

Registration with Social Care Wales is now open

Adult care home deputy managers can register as a manager if they meet the requirements for a domiciliary care manager.


Register here
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