This qualification aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills that underpin the role of social services practitioner.
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 will allow learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake the role of social services practitioner.
To achieve the Level 4 Social Services Practitioner qualification, learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits from the Mandatory group.
|440||Understanding legislation in the context of the Social Services Practitioner role|
|442||Understanding theories and models and their relationship to person/child centred practice and rights based approaches|
|443||Understanding factors that contribute to individuals and/or carers needing care and support|
Support the assessment and care and support planning process
Candidates must successfully complete:
The assessments have been designed for candidates to show their knowledge, understanding and skills of the mandatory 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.
The qualification allows learners to progress within employment or further study at a higher level subject to individual HEI admission policies
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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