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Social Care Wales Work placement guide

25 September

Experience of work in health, social care, playwork, early years and childcare services is crucial to bridge the gap between education or training and the world of work. At its best, it can open people’s eyes to jobs they had never thought of, inform career decisions and provide valuable experience for job applications and entry to higher education. Here is guidance for employers, learning providers and learners on work placements. This guide should be read alongside any policies, procedures and guidance for work placement provided by individual learning providers and/or employers.




These resources are intended as a starting point for your teaching and learning and are in no way indicative of what will be covered in an exam. These should be blended with other content to provide students with a fully rounded learning experience.

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