Current qualification accepted
Recommended for practice:
City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core
City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
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 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.
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
Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales
First Level Registered Nurse
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) Wales and Northern Ireland
NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services
NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award
NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)
NVQ 4 Care
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland
Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare
Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Therapy Support
Level 3 Diploma in Physiotherapy Support
Level 3 Diploma in Reablement Support
NVQ 3 Care: Continuing Care
NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)
NVQ 3 Care
NVQ 3 Promoting Independence
NVQ 3 Care: Mental Health Care
NVQ 3 Care: Supported Living
Other UK qualifications accepted
Workers moving to Wales who hold a qualification recognised by Skills for Care (England), the Northern Ireland Social Care Council or Scottish Social Service Council should complete aspects of the all Wales induction framework for health and social care that are pertinent to their role and the service setting and must also complete the Social Care Wales Principles and Values (adults) Award.
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.