Social Services Practitioner

Level 4

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.

What does the qualification cover?

This qualification will allow learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake the role of social services practitioner.

Qualification structure

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
441 Professional practice
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
444

Support the assessment and care and support planning process

445

Safeguarding individuals

Assessment

Candidates must successfully complete:

  • a portfolio of evidence
  • direct observations of practice
  • a reflective account of practice
  • an account related to legislation
  • a professional discussion

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.

What could the qualification lead to?

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.

Contact us

Learners/New Centres


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0844 543 0033 (option 3)

Existing Centres


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0844 543 0000 (option 6)

Key Documents

Qualification Handbook

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Assessment Pack

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Course Materials

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