Current qualification accepted
Recommended for practice:
City and Guilds Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core
City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
City and Guilds Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People)
City and Guilds Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
Registration is not required
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
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) Wales and Northern Ireland
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) Wales and Northern Ireland
NVQ 3 Health and Social Care (Adults / Children and Young People)
NVQ 3 Care
NVQ 3 Promoting Independence
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.
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.