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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 (Adults)


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


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

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 qualification will be recognised by Social Care Wales.

Other qualifications accepted

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

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

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

  4. NVQ 3 Care

  5. NVQ 3 Promoting Independence

  6. NVQ 3 Caring for Children and Young People

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 registration as a manager using another UK qualification.

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.