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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

  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

Registration is not required

Other qualifications accepted

  1. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults’ Management) Wales and Northern Ireland

  2. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services

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

  4. NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award

  5. NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  6. NVQ 4 Care

Other UK qualifications accepted

The All Wales induction framework for social care managers covers the breadth of responsibilities for the leadership and management of social care services and provides a structure for a common induction across Wales.

All employers have a responsibility to make sure their new managers receive a suitable induction using this induction framework. Managers may be new to the role, organisation or sector.

Induction requirements

The All Wales induction framework for social care managers covers the breadth of responsibilities for the leadership and management of social care services and provides a structure for a common induction across Wales.

All employers have a responsibility to make sure their new managers receive a suitable induction using this induction framework. Managers may be new to the role, organisation or sector.

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.