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Current qualification accepted

Required by Welsh Government policy:

Social Care Wales is working with Welsh Government and the sector to review this policy, more information will follow.

  1. City and Guilds Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development

Plus in line with WG guidance Flying Start leaders would be expected to complete the competency qualification for their role:

  1. City and Guilds Level 5 Leadership and Management of Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice

On the Credit and Qualification Framework Wales (CQFW), NVQ Level 4 equated to QCF Level 5 so the level required has not changed.

Registration is not required

Other qualifications accepted

  1. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) Wales and Northern Ireland

  2. NVQ 4 Children’s Care, Learning and Development

  3. NVQ 4 Early Years Care and Education

  4. Open University (OU) Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice

Other UK qualifications accepted

As a result to changes to qualifications in Wales, equivalent UK qualifications are being assessed and will be added soon. Contact us if you have a query related to other UK qualification for managers.

Induction requirements

Practitioners who are new to the setting or organisation should complete should complete relevant parts of the All Wales induction framework for early years and childcare.