Framework Details

Framework Title: Professional Framework Advanced Practice in Social Care
ID: FR04090
Level/s: 5
Issuing Authority: Skills for Care & Development
Issue Date: 08/06/2017

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Contact Information

Contact Email: sscinfo@skillsforcare.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE: SOCIAL CARE WALES REQUIRE A LEVEL 3 COMMS FOR THIS FRAMEWORK. A PROXY FOR THIS IS THEREFORE AN “AS” LEVEL OR “A” LEVEL IN ENGLISH/WELSH OR ENGLISH LIT NOT “A” GCSE.

This framework is intended to support the professional development of people already working within the industry and to meet the professional qualifications and requirements to begin their journey towards leadership and management within the social care setting. It enables level 3 workers (or senior practitioners) to extend their knowledge and competence requirements to undertake more complex activities in work with people, and introduces the leadership role. While these workers are not currently required to register with the Care Council for Wales this qualification enables them to register as a social care worker.

There are 2 Advanced Practitioner Pathways:

  • Adult Care Services
  • Children and Young People’s Services

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