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Since September 2019, City & Guilds/WJEC has been the sole provider of a new suite of fundable Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications across Wales.

Playing With Water

Qualification Wales' review of qualifications in the Health and Social Care sector found that a number of changes should be made to make sure that the qualifications are fit for purpose and prepare learners for work and further study in a fast‐developing environment.

If you hold one of the qualifications currently required for your role e.g. listed on the Qualifications Framework for the Social Care Sector in Wales or the Required List of Qualifications for Early Years and Childcare in Wales, this will still be recognised and accepted for practice.

The range of qualifications will offer you a number of ways to build your knowledge, skills and competence to work, or continue your learning, in the sector. There are routes best suited to schools, colleges, work‐based learning or employment.

Yes. We have designed qualifications which can help you progress on to further study, such as college or university, through a range of different pathways. We are working with universities to ensure they are aware of the new qualifications’ content and assessment methods and will be working with UCAS to allocate tariff points for specific Level 3 qualifications. As the qualifications are developed, we will provide information that will help you explore what progression opportunities are available to you.

Yes. The new qualifications have been designed to prepare you more thoroughly for employment, The introduction of our new ‘core’ qualification will give you the key knowledge and understanding needed to start a career in Health, Social Care, and/or Childcare. If you are currently working within the sector, the new qualifications will support your progression further in employment.

Yes, all qualifications are available available through the medium of Welsh. Please check with individual training providers and schools for more details.