This qualification has been aimed at post 16 learners in Wales working or seeking to work in health and social care.
It has been developed by the City and Guilds/WJEC consortium in conjunction with stakeholders from the Health and Social Care sector. These include Social Care Wales, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) tutors, teachers and work-based assessors.
It is designed to be delivered by a range of different centres types including work based learning and further education
At a Glance
Aberystwyth & Cardigan Campus
This is a flexible course, designed to suit learners who prefer to continue working alongside the qualification or within a college-based setting.
The course is a required element to progress onto the practice component: Level 2 or 3
Health and Social Care (Practice)
Progression & Employment
This qualification supports learners to progress into further study; including the following qualifications within the suite of Health and Social Care
Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles and Context (Adults, Children and Young People)
Level 3 Health and Social Care Practice (Adults)
Level 3 Health and Social Care (Children and Young people)
Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Health and Social Care: Principles and Context
Level 3 Advanced GCE and Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Health and Social Care , and Childcare
The qualification covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of the All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care and reflects a range of different roles and settings
The contents cover;
The principles and values of health and social care
Health and Well-being
Professional practice as a health and social care worker
Health and Safety in health and social care
Method of Assessment
The Level 2 Health and Social Care Core and Children and Young People Core qualification is assessed through a combination of internal and external assessment.
Candidates must successfully complete:
three externally set, internal scenario-based assessments; and
one externally set, externally marked multiple-choice test.
You will be required to undertake a successful interview and be formally assessed using the WEST toolkit. You will also require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
You will need to provide your own stationery. Sufficient time must be permitted by the workplace to allow regular meetings between Assessor, learner and Manager.