Current qualification accepted
Recommended for practice:
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults’ Management) Wales and Northern Ireland
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) Wales and Northern Ireland
Registration is not required
Other qualifications accepted
NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services
NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)
NVQ 4 Management (Assessed in a Social Care Setting)
NVQ 4 Care
Other UK qualifications accepted
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (Adults’ Management) England
All workers with this qualification need to complete an additional 10 credits (to make up for the smaller qualification size in England).
Workers who have also taken either of the following units:
- Understand how to manage a team
- Understanding professional supervision practice
will need to complete an additional 3 credits per unit taken (of those above) from the optional unit bank, as these units do not form part of the qualification developed for use in Wales.
This means that people holding this qualification will need to complete an extra 10, 13 or 16 credits.
Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management (Adult Social Care) Listed on the Skills for Care Apprenticeship Framework
No additional learning required. The qualification is the same for Northern Ireland and Wales.
Level 4 SVQ Leadership and Management for Care Services
No additional learning required.
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.