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Current qualification accepted

For registration as a manager:

Any of the qualifications listed for a residential family centre manager.

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 (Children and Young People)

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 is required

Voluntary registration with Social Care Wales is now open. Residential family centre deputy managers can register as a manager if they meet the requirements for residential family centre 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.

Other qualifications accepted

  1. NVQ 4 Leadership and Management for Care Services

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

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

  4. NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award

  5. NVQ 4 Care

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

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

  8. NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People

Other UK qualifications accepted

For workers:

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.

For managers:

As a result to changes to qualifications in Wales, equivalent UK qualifications are being assessed and will be added soon. Please contact us directly if you have a query related to registration as a manager using another UK qualification.

Induction requirements

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

Registration is required

Voluntary registration with Social Care Wales is now open. Residential family centre deputy managers can register as a manager if they meet the requirements for residential family centre manager.


Register here
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