Qualification Opportunities

Qualification Opportunities 

At Care in Hand, we believe training and knowledge are an investment in our employees and that is why, regardless of their position, we encourage all members of staff to strive towards continuous professional development and recognised qualifications. 

Our training department will give advice and guidance enabling you to continually invest in your own development and take full advantage of the many courses our training department has to offer.  

Qualifications & Continuous Professional Development (CPD) 

Regular updating and enhancement of clinical skills training is provided for all Health Care Assistants and Social Care carers on an individual basis, with regular supervision, yearly training and development reviews. 

How will CPD benefit you? 

When starting work with Care in Hand, every new care worker undergoes an induction training programme by a suitably qualified person. Following this induction, each trainee will be allocated a mentor who will provide guidance and support. 

Our senior supervisory team will then take over your CPD and during your 3 monthly supervisions, any areas where you require further support will be identified and referred for the training department to organise. Our senior supervisory team and training department is responsible for the ongoing development of all staff within Care in Hand and you will receive regular emails informing you of ongoing training days scheduled throughout the year which may be of interest to you. 

We work closely with the Social Care Workforce Development Partnership (SCWDP) to make available to you the many training opportunities they offer. Our training department is responsible for ensuring we comply with the Social Care Wales (SCW) and Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) national minimum qualifications requirements. 

During your employment, you may be required to provide additional clinical duties as part of your role. All clients that require a clinical element to their care provision will have this training need identified and you will be given full patient-specific training to provide this element of the care provision. 

This is the main qualification required by the Care Councils in Wales, England and Northern Ireland and it is a wide-ranging Diploma that covers the skills and knowledge needed to care for others in a broad range of health or social care settings. It is a work-based learning qualification and you will be allocated an assessor from a locally sourced work-based qualification provider in order to complete the Diploma. 

Career progression can be achieved for those working in a supervisory or an assistant deputy manager’s role within the Health & Social Care field by undertaking the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care. 

This builds on your managerial and care skills and fulfils the regulatory requirement for those looking to become managers of adult residential and domiciliary services.  

If not previously completed you will be required to work through the essential Skills Wales qualification which is designed to assess the skills that learners need for successful learning, employment and life. Essential Skills provides a single ladder of progression from Entry Level 1 in Essential Communication Skills, Essential Application of Number Skills, and Essential Digital Literacy Skills and from Entry Level 1 in Essential Employability Skills. 

After you have registered with social care Wales through the completion of the principles and values award and the remaining 4 workbooks which stand as the ‘All Wales Induction Framework for adult care, you can then look forward to starting the entry-level diploma in health and social. The AWIF workbooks map directly into the core qualification (QCF) to minimise unit content duplication.