Dewis Centre for Independent Living (C.I.L.)

A voluntary organisation working in six Local Authorities


01443 827930


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Level 2 Award for Social Care Induction (Wales) for Personal Assistants Pilot


A qualification has been developed to support a common understanding to induction in social care in Wales which is the QCF Level 2 Award in Social Care Induction (Wales). This new Pilot, which has been promoted by Dewis C.I.L, has come about largely due to the generous efforts and goodwill of Rhondda Cynon Taff and Merthyr Tydfil’s training and Assessment Unit.  They have offered Dewis C.I.L their expertise and cooperation.  As partners, we are setting up a pilot group of PAs who will undertake this Level 2 Award. The length of the programme will run for 12 weeks, start to finish.

Dewis, in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taff & Merthyr Tydfil are launching this pilot specifically for Personal Assistants working in either of these two authorities.


Purpose of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that there is a consistent approach to social care induction across Wales and that new workers understand the values that underpin all work in social care.  What is more, it will be fashioned to explore and incorporate the particular qualities and approach which are unique to the work of a personal assistant.

Who are the qualifications for?

The Award in Social Care Induction is a small knowledge based qualification that is pitched predominantly at Level 2.The award can be undertaken by PAs who are employed or those who are exploring the potential of working as a PA.  At this stage, RCT & Merthyr wish this to be focused on PAs working in their Authority.  The intention is that through Dewis, this can eventually be rolled out to other authorities.


Progression Opportunities

This award offers progression to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care both in adults and children.



We want to speak to PAs who are currently working and are interested in achieving this prestigious award.

Please contact Rachael Eales on:-

01443 827930 Option 1 (Ext 27)