The Care Certificate sets out fundamental skills that you’ll need to work competently in health and social care.

You will be expected to complete the Care Certificate if you’re new to care, employed as an adult social care worker, providing direct care in a residential or nursing home, a hospice or are a home care worker.

You can also complete the Care Certificate if you’re working in a non-care working role, for example, if you work as a cook or a maintenance person.

Adult care workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

Adult care workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

Adult care workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives.

The qualification will thoroughly introduce the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare and social care sectors with adults, children and young people. The content for this apprenticeship supports learners in developing their knowledge of the core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice, including the ways of working in the health and social care sectors and effective practice within those sectors.


The qualification will thoroughly introduce the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare and social care sectors with adults, children and young people. The content for this apprenticeship supports learners in developing their knowledge of the core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice, including the ways of working in the health and social care sectors and effective practice within those sectors.


The qualification will provide a thorough introduction to the principles, values and knowledge needed to work in the healthcare and social care sectors with adults and children and young people. The content for this apprenticeship supports learners in developing their knowledge and understanding of the core principles and values which underpin health and social care practice, including the ways of working in the health and social care sectors and effective practice within health and social care.

Lead adult care workers work directly with users of services in various care and support settings, including daycare, residential care, dementia services, learning disabilities services, and individuals’ own homes. The lead adult care role includes the additional responsibilities of providing leadership guidance and direction at the point of delivery of care and support. They may have delegated responsibility for supervision, the direction of others and associated levels of autonomy and accountability.

Lead adult care workers work directly with users of services in various care and support settings, including daycare, residential care, dementia services, learning disabilities services, and individuals’ own homes. The lead adult care role includes the additional responsibilities of providing leadership guidance and direction at the point of delivery of care and support. They may have delegated responsibility for supervision, direction of others and associated levels of autonomy and accountability.

Lead adult care workers work directly with users of services in various care and support settings, including daycare, residential care, dementia services, learning disabilities services, and individuals’ own homes. The lead adult care role includes the additional responsibilities of providing leadership guidance and direction at the point of delivery of care and support. They may have delegated responsibility for supervision, the direction of others and associated levels of autonomy and accountability.

The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences in someone’s life. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team. A Lead Practitioner has a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of conditions experienced by service users. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibility, be a coach and mentor to others, and have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.


The Lead Practitioner in Adult Care will guide and inspire team members to make positive differences in someone’s life. They will have achieved a level of self-development to be recognised as a lead practitioner within the care team. A Lead Practitioner has a greater depth of knowledge and expertise of conditions experienced by service users. They will have specialist skills and knowledge in their area of responsibility, be a coach and mentor to others, and have a role in assessing performance and quality of care delivery.


This is a knowledge-based qualification for learners employed within the health and social care sector who intend to progress to a management role. This qualification provides a ‘stepping stone’ opportunity for learners wanting to progress to Level 5. 

The Level 4 Preparing for Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care qualification will enable learners to develop and demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of health and social care settings. 

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.

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences in someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at the service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity, as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

The Leader in Adult Care will guide and inspire teams to make positive differences in someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional, psychological or intellectual challenges. They will be a leader of the care team and will develop and implement a values-based culture at the service or unit level. They may be responsible for business development, financial control, organisational resilience and continuity, as well as for managing risk and leading on organisational change.

This qualification requires learners to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills required for leadership and management of health and social care settings. This qualification provides opportunities for those leading and managing health and social care settings for adults, children and young people. The qualification allows learners to progress in their employment opportunities or to continue to further study at a higher level.