Role Specific Skills

Ambulance Service

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Community

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (46 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Understanding Falls (2 credits)

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (58 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Enabling Support Worker: Promoting Continence (3 credits)
Enabling Support Worker: Using an enabling approach – Theory and Application (6 credits)
Using an enabling approach with personal care activities (5 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Managing lymphoedema in individuals who are obese (3 credits)
Undertake tissue viability risk assessments (3 credits)

Community Hospitals

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (46 credits)
Or
Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) (50 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g. Understanding Falls (2 credits)

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (58 credits)
Or
Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) (65 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g. Enabling Support Worker: Promoting Continence (3 credits)
Enabling Support Worker: Using an enabling approach – Theory and Application (6 credits)
Using an enabling approach with personal care activities (5 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Managing lymphoedema in individuals who are obese (3 credits)
Undertake tissue viability risk assessments (3 credits)

Diabetes

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Dietetics

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Core competences plus accredited education relevant to role

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Agored Cymru Level 3 Diploma in Dietetic Support (40 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
An introduction to health and social care (60 credits)
Enhancing your Healthcare Practice (60 credits)
Perspectives in Health and Social Care (60 credits)

Maternity

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Core Competences plus:
Wales Maternity Support Worker: Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
Healthcare Assistant (Maternity): Induction to Work in Maternity Care Settings (3 credits)

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Diploma In Maternity And Paediatric Support (65 Credits)
Or
Level 3 Wales Maternity Support Worker: Health, Safety and Security
Level 3 Wales Maternity Support Worker: Obtaining Blood Samples
Level 3 Wales Maternity Support Worker: Clinical Skills
Level 3 Wales Maternity Support Worker: Working as a Member of a Multidisciplinary Team
Level 3 Wales Maternity Support Worker: Health Promotion
Level 3 Wales Maternity Support Worker: Caring for Women and Babies
Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology for Maternity Support Workers

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Certificate in Maternity Care (120 credits)

Nursing Theatres

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Diploma in Perioperative Support (QCF) (66 credits)

Nursing Acute Medical and Surgical

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) (50 credits)

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support (QCF) (65 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)

Nursing Learning Disability

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (46 credits)
Plus accredited education relevant to the role e.g.
Level 2 Award in supporting individuals with Learning Difficulties (QCF) (12 credits)
Level 2 Certificate in supporting children with Learning Difficulties (QCF) (21 credits)
Level 2 Award in supporting the needs of individuals with multiple and profound learning difficulties (QCF) (2 credits)
Level 2 Award in supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access healthcare services

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (58 credits)
Plus accredited education relevant to the role e.g.
Level 3 Award in supporting individuals with Learning Difficulties (QCF) (12 credits)
Level 3 Certificate in supporting children with Learning Difficulties (QCF) (23 credits)
Level 3 Award in supporting the needs of individuals with multiple and profound learning difficulties (QCF) (2 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)

Nursing Mental Health

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (46 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (58 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Implementing an Enablement Exercise Programme (3 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.

Nursing Out Patients

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (46 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Understanding Falls (2 credits)

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland (QCF) (58 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Enabling Support Worker: Promoting Continence (3 credits)
Enabling Support Worker: Using an enabling approach – Theory and Application (6 credits)
Using an enabling approach with personal care activities (5 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)
Plus accredited units relevant to the role e.g.
Managing lymphoedema in individuals who are obese (3 credits)
Undertake tissue viability risk assessments (3 credits)

Nursing Paediatric

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Core competences plus accredited education relevant to role e.g.
Level 2 Award in supporting individuals with Learning Difficulties (QCF) (12 credits)
Level 2 Certificate in supporting children with Learning Difficulties (QCF) (21 credits)
Level 2 Award in supporting the needs of individuals with multiple and profound learning difficulties (QCF) (2 credits)
Level 2 Award in supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access healthcare services

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Diploma in Maternity and Paediatric Support (65 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Higher Education Certificate in Healthcare Support Worker Practice (120 credits)

Occupational Therapy

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Core Competences plus accredited units relevant to role

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Diploma in Occupational Therapy Support (Wales only) (QCF) (65 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
An introduction to health and social care (60 credits)
Enhancing your Healthcare Practice (60 credits)
Perspectives in Health and Social Care (60 credits)

Orthoptics

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Physiotherapy

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Core Competences plus accredited units relevant to role

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Diploma in Physiotherapy Support (Wales only) (QCF) (65 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
An introduction to health and social care (60 credits)
Enhancing your Healthcare Practice (60 credits)
Perspectives in Health and Social Care (60 credits)

Primary Care

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Causes and Spread of Infection (2 credits)
Level 2 Brief Intervention for smoking cessation (1 credit)
Level 2 Healthcare Support Worker; Vital signs (2 credits)
Level 2 Chaperoning (2 credits)
Level 2 Health Issues (3 credits)
Level 2 Healthcare support worker; anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system (1 credit)
Level 2 Healthcare support worker; anatomy and physiology of the heart (1 credit)
Level 2 Diet and digestion (3 credits)

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Communication Skills for Working in the health sector (3 credits)
Level 3 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (2 credits)
Level 3 Understand Record Keeping in a Healthcare Setting (3 credits)
Level 3 Undertake treatment and dressings of lesions and wounds (4 credits)
Level 3 Care of Patient with a wound (4 credits)
Level 3 Healthcare support worker; Professional Practice (6 credits)
Level 3 Undertake Physiological Measurements (3 credits)
Level 3 Administering Influenza and Pneumococcal Pneumonia Immunisation under Patient Specific Directions (PSDs) (6 credits)
Level 3 Examine the feet of people with diabetes (4 credits)
Level 3 Perform routine electrocardiograph (ECG) procedures (4 credits)
Level 3 Obtain Venous Blood Samples (3 credits)
Level 3 Using Reflection (3 credits)
Level 3 Motivational Interviewing (3 credits)

Podiatry

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Core competences plus accredited education relevant to role

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Agored Cymru Level 3 Diploma in Podiatry Support for Podiatry Assistants and Technicians (40 credits)

Level 4 Educational Requirements
An introduction to health and social care (60 credits)
Enhancing your Healthcare Practice (60 credits)
Perspectives in Health and Social Care (60 credits)

Radiology

Level 2 Educational Requirements
Level 2 Certificate in Clinical Imaging Support (33 credits) plus any additional core competences

Level 3 Educational Requirements
Level 3 Certificate in Clinical Imaging Support (33 credits) plus any additional core competences

Level 4 Educational Requirements
Certificate in Higher Education in Assistant Radiographer Practice (120 credits)

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