Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Level 4

Who is the qualification for?

This qualification aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills that underpin Professional Practice within the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification has been developed in close collaboration with key sector stakeholders, including Social Care Wales and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW).

This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and practice. It is designed for learners in work-based learning, further education and higher education.

This qualification provides progression for learners who have completed any of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)

Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People).

What will the qualification cover?

This qualification will allow learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for professional practice within health or social care settings.

Qualification structure

To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading support for reducing restrictive practices through positive approaches for behaviour) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 63 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
421 Leading support for reducing restrictive practices through positive approaches for behaviour


To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading practice with individuals living with mental ill-health) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 62 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
422 Leading practice with individuals living with mental ill-health


To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading practice with individuals living with dementia) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 65 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
423 Leading practice with individuals living with dementia


To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading practice with individuals living with a learning disability/autism) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 65 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
424 Leading practice with individuals living with a learning disability/autism


To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading practice for disabled children and young people) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 63 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
425 Leading practice for disabled children and young people


To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading practice for children and young people who are looked after) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 62 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
426 Leading practice for children and young people who are looked after


To achieve the Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care (Leading practice with families/carers) learners must achieve

  • A minimum of 65 credits from the Mandatory group.
Unit Number Unit Title
410 Legislation, theories and models of person/child-centred practice
420 Professional practice
427 Leading practice with families and carers

 

Assessment

Candidates must successfully complete:

  • a portfolio of evidence
  • a project, that includes a series of written tasks, direct observation of practice and a professional discussion

The assessments have been designed for candidates to show their knowledge, understanding and skills of both the mandatory units and their chosen pathway content. The assessments cover a range of written elements to reflect knowledge and understanding, as well as practice elements that include the direct observation of learner practice to confirm their competence in the practical skills required for their chosen pathway content.

What could the qualification lead to?

The qualification allows learners to progress within employment or further study at a higher level. 

For more information on requirements to work within the Health and Social Care sector, including specific job roles, refer to the ‘Qualification framework for social care and regulated childcare in Wales’ which can be accessed on the Social Care Wales’ website.

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