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Timeline of reform

Following a recent review by Qualifications Wales, the delivery times  for the delivery of the reformed Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications have changed. The notification is available here.

City & Guilds/WJEC are working together to be the sole provider of fundable Health and Social Care, and Childcare qualifications in Wales. The timeline of reform can be found below:

Qualification First teaching date    Estimated publication date for draft materials Estimated final publication date

GCSE Health and Social Care, and Childcare

 September 2019  N/A  Published
Health and Social Care: Core (level 2)  September 2019  N/A  Published

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and  Development: Core (level 2)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and  Development: Practice (level 2)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and  Development: Practice (level 3)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

Children’s Care, Play, Learning and  Development: Practice and Theory (level 2)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) (level 2)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) (level 3)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

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

 September 2019   N/A  Published

Health and Social Care: Principles and  Contexts (level 2)

 September 2019  N/A  Published

Health and Social Care: Principles and Contexts (level 3)

 September 2020  August 2019  September 2019
Advanced GCE and Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care, and Childcare (level 3)  September 2020  August 2019  September 2019

Children's Care, Play, Learning and  Development: Practice and Theory (level 3)

 September 2020  N/A  Published

Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care (level 4)

 September 2020  TBC  TBC

Leadership and Management of health and Social Care: Practice (level 5)

 September 2020  TBC  TBC

Preparing for Leadership and Management in Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development (level 4)

 September 2020  TBC  TBC

Leadership and Management of Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development: Practice (level 5)

 September 2020  TBC  TBC

Health and Social Care with Specialism (level 4)

 September 2020  TBC  TBC

Children's Care, Play, Learning and Development with Specialism (level 4)

 September 2020  TBC  TBC

*Subject to change

View the timeline on the Qualifications Wales website 

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