Qualifications you need to register

To register with us you must meet the requirements for registration. You can apply to register if you already hold the qualification required for your post.

Registration based on completing the Social Care Induction Framework

If you are applying to register below manager level and do not yet have the required qualification, you can initially register on the basis of completion of the Social Care Induction Framework. 

You must complete the required qualification for your post before you renew three years after your initial registration.

More information about your qualifications

Qualification verification service

We are responsible for verifying any approved qualification in social work awarded in Wales (this includes qualifications before the Social Work Degree).

We offer a qualification verification service. People can request a unique letter that shows:

  • the qualification obtained
  • qualification date
  • training establishment attended
  • the name of person who received the award.

This service can take up to 20 working days.

We can only issue letters of verification to the award holder. With written consent, we can also send it to an employer or employment agency.

The letter of verification isn’t proof of identity. It also isn’t proof that a person is a registered qualified social worker. Employers have the responsibility to check these details.

If you want a letter of verification for a qualification awarded in Wales complete the form below and send to registration@socialcare.wales

Last updated: 21 November 2017