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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

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


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

Or the following qualification

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

Registration is not required

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.

Other qualifications accepted

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

  2. 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 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

The All Wales induction framework for health and social care (AWIF) is designed for social care workers and healthcare support workers. It covers care and support for adults, and children and young people. It provides a structure for a common induction in health and social care across Wales and outlines the knowledge and skills new workers need to gain in the first six months of employment.

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