Current qualification accepted
Recommended for practice:
City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core
City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
City and Guilds Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
Registration is not required
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
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland
NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)
NVQ 3 Care
NVQ 3 Promoting Independence
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland
NVQ 2 Health and Social Care
NVQ 2 Care
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