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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

Or the following qualification

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

and

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

or

  1. City and Guilds Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Registration is not required

Other qualifications accepted

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

  2. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People's Advanced Practice) Wales and Northern Ireland

  3. NVQ 4 MRCC (assessed in a care setting)

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

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

  6. NVQ 4 Care

  7. Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Services (Children and Young People) Wales and Northern Ireland

  8. NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young People)

  9. NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People

Other UK qualifications accepted

Workers moving to Wales who hold a qualification recognised by the Department of Education (England), the Northern Ireland Social Services Council or Scottish Social Service Council should complete aspects of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIF) that are pertinent to their role and the service setting and must also complete the Social Care Wales Principles and Values (children and young people) Award before applying to register.

Induction requirements

It is the responsibility of employers and the service provider to make sure that any person 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.