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Current qualification accepted

Required to register :

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

plus

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

or one of the following

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

or

Any of the level 3 qualifications or above listed for residential child care workers.

plus

Enrolment on the City and Guilds Level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care: Practice. Those enrolled on the City and Guilds Level 5 Leadership and Management of Health and Social Care: Practice qualification will need to complete this within their first 3 year period of registration.

or

Degree in Social Work, Nursing or Occupational Therapy.

​plus either

  1. Postgraduate Certificate in Managing Practice Quality in Social Care

or

A generic management qualification on condition that:

  • it is set at a minimum of level 3
  • it has a minimum of 37 credits
  • it was assessed in the workplace for occupational competence and the registered person was in a relevant role in a health or social care setting when the qualification was undertaken.

Managers who hold one of the listed degrees but not one of the listed management qualifications, can apply to register but will need to complete the relevant management qualification within their first 3 year period of registration.

Registration is required


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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

Other qualifications accepted to register:

  1. University Certificate Step up to Management (Social Care Wales)

plus

Enrolment on the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management) Wales.

Those enrolled on the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services will need to complete this within their first 3 year period of registration.

or

  1. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People’s Residential Management) Wales

  2. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services (must include units B6 and B7)

  3. NVQ 4 Managers in Residential Child Care

or

One of the following care qualifications, plus one of the following management qualifications:

Care qualifications:

  1. NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)

  2. NVQ 4 Care

  3. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

  4. Certificate in Residential Care for Children and Young People

  5. Senior Certificate in Residential Care for Children and Young People

Management qualifications:

  1. NVQ 5 in Management

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

  3. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services (if units B6 and B7 not included)

  4. MBA

  5. Diploma in Management Studies

  6. Certificate in Management Studies

  7. Post Graduate Certificate / Diploma / Master’s in Management

  8. City and Guilds 3250-03 Advanced Management in Care

  9. Diploma in Management of Care Services

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 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.

Post-registration training and learning (PRTL) requirements

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

More information on PRTL.