Vocational qualifications are either work-related qualifications designed to enable students to gain the skills required to perform a particular job, or qualifications that may be taken as part of a wider study programme or an apprenticeship.
This qualification is intended for learners working in health and social care settings which provide services for adults requiring care and/or support. It is designed to support progression in employment and/or further and higher level study.
This qualification is practice-based and develops the ability of learners to practically support health and care needs of adults in a range of settings. Achievement of the qualification confers occupational competence.
It provides the opportunity to enrich knowledge and skills using both mandatory content and optional units in adult-focused settings such as domiciliary support services, residential care and learning disability provision.
Please note that it is a requirement of Social Care Wales that an individual working within the health and social care sector will need both:
- the Level 2 Health and Social Care: Core (Adults) qualification and
- the Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults) qualification
to work within specific job roles. Further details will be available on the Social Care Wales website https://socialcare.wales/registration
100% internal assessment.
All units are assessed through a range of externally set and internally marked practice-based tasks, and a portfolio of evidence.
All of the assessments must be achieved.
There are a number of key considerations for HEPs when reviewing vocational qualifications:
Some of these qualifications are occupational, and may not be designed specifically for progression to HE.
Applicants holding these qualifications may be school or college leavers, however, some may be more mature students who are likely to have other relevant experience alongside these qualifications.
These qualifications may have been taken as part of a wider study programme or an apprenticeship.
This qualification is a minimum of 240 GLH. If it is presented for admission to HE it is likely to be in conjunction with other qualifications.
Visit the healthandcarelearning.wales website to find out more about the suite of Health and Social Care and Childcare qualifications for Wales and view the qualification specifications:
Level 3 Health and Social Care (Adults)