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Health and Social Care: Core

Level 2

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification has been developed for individuals working in, or intending to work, in the Health and Social Care sector. It is targeted at learners in work based learning, further education, and school sixth forms.

The qualification is suitable for:

  • learners aged 16+ currently working in or intending to work in the Health and Social Care sector
  • domiciliary care workers who have not yet registered with Social Care Wales and need to do so by 20201
  • adult care workers who have not yet registered with Social Care Wales and need to do so by 2022.


It is recommended that learners will have completed the core qualification prior to, or alongside other qualifications within the suite.

What will the qualification cover?

The qualification will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the Health and Social Care sectors with adults and children and young people.

The content for this qualification includes the following themes:

  • principles and values
  • health and well-being
  • professional practice
  • safeguarding
  • health and safety

The qualification is aimed at those working or hoping to work in either adult services or children and young people services.

Learners can choose to complete qualification pathways separately to suit their career aspirations OR they can choose to complete both qualifications.

Qualification structure and assessment

The qualification is assessed through a series of internally assessed tasks which can be taken throughout the qualification or at its end. There is one externally marked multiple choice question paper.

Contact us

Please find the key documents and course materials for this qualification below:

Qualification Handbook

The latest information Professional Development events and learning opportunities will be available here from autumn 2018.

You will be able to see details on how to find a centre here.

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