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Current qualification accepted

Recommended for practice:

If working with adults:

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

and

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

or

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

If working with children:

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

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

  3. NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)

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

  5. NVQ 3 Care

  6. NVQ 3 Promoting Independence

  7. NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People

  8. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

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

The All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIF) is a new induction framework 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.

This would be applicable and helpful to personal assistants. Workers may be new to the role or the setting.