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Current qualification accepted

Required to register :

  1. Degree in Social Work

Recommended for practice:

  1. Consultant Social Worker Programme in the Continuing Professional Education and Learning (CPEL) Framework for Social Workers   

Registration is required


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Other requirements

If a social worker qualified after 1 April 2016, they will need to complete the Consolidation Programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers to be able to renew their professional registration with Social Care Wales. 

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. Social Work qualification approved by Social Care Wales

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 induction is expected to be robust and accessible to prepare them for new and changing roles and responsibilities.

Social workers who qualified after 1 April 2016 are required to complete the Consolidation Programme for Newly Qualified Social Workers as part of their first three years in social work practice.

It is also expected that all new social workers will receive The social worker – practice guidance for social workers registered with Social Care Wales as part of their induction, along with the Code of Professional Practice for Social Care Employers.

Post-registration training and learning (PRTL) requirements

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

More information on PRTL.