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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

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

And

  1. City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

Or

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

Or one of the following qualifications

  1. Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland

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

Registration is not required

There are plans to register adult care home workers from 2022.

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 2 Award in Social Care Induction (Wales)

It is recommended that workers complete either workbook 3 (health and well-being adults) or workbook 4 (health and social care children and young people) as mapping indicates that this is where the greatest extent of gaps lie.

Qualification assessors will need to complete a skills scan to identify any gaps in learning that would be needed to undertake the level 2 or level 3 practice qualification.

  1. Level 2 Clinical Health Care unit

It is recommended that workers complete either workbook 1 (principles and values adults) or workbook 2 (principles and values children and young people) as mapping indicates that this is where the greatest extent of gaps lie.

Qualification assessors will need to complete a skills scan to identify any gaps in learning that would be needed to undertake the level 2 or level 3 practice qualification.

  1. City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)

With a recommendation that the worker completes the Social Care Wales Principles and Values Award (adults).

  1. NVQ 2 Health and Social Care

  2. NVQ 2 Care

  3. NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  4. NVQ 3 Care

  5. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

  6. First Level Registered Nurse

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.

Induction requirements

The All Wales induction framework for health and social care 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.

Registration is not required

There are plans to register adult care home workers from 2022.

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