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Current qualification accepted

For registration as a manager:

Any of the qualifications listed for registration as a domiciliary care manager (services for adults).

For registration as a worker:

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

plus

  1. City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

or

  1. City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

or

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

Workers who do not have one of the listed qualifications can apply to register as a worker if they complete the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIF) or the Social Care Wales Principles and Values Award within twelve months of starting employment. They will then need to complete the required qualifications within their first 3-year period of registration.

Any qualifications that are listed within more senior roles in the same service area will also be accepted for registration in this role.

Registration with Social Care Wales is required

Domiciliary care service co-ordinators (services for adults) can register as a manager if they meet the requirements for a domiciliary care manager.


Register here

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.

If co-ordinators are working with both adults and children, it is the employers’ responsibility to make sure the manager has undertaken the appropriate qualification units for adults and children, and that they have the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for their role.

Other qualifications accepted

For registration as a manager:

  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 Registered Managers Award

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

  5. NVQ 4 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  6. NVQ 4 Care

  7. Diploma in Domiciliary Care Management

Any of the level 3 qualifications listed on the Qualification Framework for domiciliary care support workers.

or

  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 (any management pathway) Wales and Northern Ireland.

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 for those registered before May 2013:

  1. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

For registration as a worker:

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

With a recommendation that the worker completes the Social Care Wales Principles and Values Award (adults).

  1. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

  2. First Level Registered Nurse

  3. Occupational Therapy Degree

  4. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care Services (Adults' Advanced Practice) Wales and Northern Ireland

  5. NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)

  6. NVQ 3 Care

  7. NVQ 3 Care: Continuing Care

  8. NVQ 3 Promoting Independence

  9. NVQ 3 Care: Mental Health Care

  10. NVQ 3 Care: Supported Living

  11. Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland

  12. Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

  13. Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Therapy Support

  14. Level 3 Diploma in Physiotherapy Support

  15. Level 3 Diploma in Rehabilitation Support

  16. NVQ 2 Health and Social Care

  17. NVQ 2 IGC

  18. NVQ 2 Care

  19. NVQ 2 Care: Direct Personal Care

  20. NVQ 2 Care: Independent Living Support

  21. NVQ 2 Care: Developmental Care

  22. NVQ 2 Care: Domiciliary support

  23. City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

  24. Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland

  25. Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

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 (AWIF) that are pertinent to their role and the service setting and must also complete the Social Care Wales Principles and Values (adults) Award before applying to register.

Induction requirements

It is the responsibility of employers and the service provider to make sure everyone working at the service receives an induction that’s appropriate to their role – this includes managers. This 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.

Continuing professional development CPD (previously known as PRTL)

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

More information on CPD.

Registration with Social Care Wales is required

Domiciliary care service co-ordinators (services for adults) can register as a manager if they meet the requirements for a domiciliary care manager.


Register here
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