Level 4 Professional Practice in Health & Social Care


Level 4 Professional Practice in Health & Social Care

Course Overview: 

This qualification aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, behaviours and skills that underpin
Professional Practice within the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification has been developed in close collaboration with key sector stakeholders, including Social Care Wales and Health Education and
Improvement Wales (HEIW).

Course Delivery: 

This qualification is practice-based and assesses learners’ knowledge and practice. It is designed for
learners in work-based learning, further education and higher education.

This qualification will allow learners to develop the knowledge and skills required for professional practice within health or social care settings.

The Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care will enable learners to develop and
demonstrate their knowledge, understanding, behaviours, skills and practice within the context
of their chosen pathway. In particular, learners will be able to demonstrate that they:

develop and apply knowledge, understanding and skills in the chosen pathway

develop and apply knowledge and understanding of theories, models and approaches
applicable to the chosen pathway

develop and apply knowledge and understanding of how to maintain and improve outcomes for individuals within the chosen pathway

develop as effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds in the context of the chosen pathway

use an enquiring, critical approach to distinguish facts and opinions; to build arguments and make informed judgements in the context of chosen pathway within health and social care settings/contexts

develop self-awareness in order to improve practice in the chosen pathway

develop knowledge and understanding of person/child-centred approaches across a range of settings/contexts

use literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills as appropriate within their role.

Progression Opportunities: 

Level 5 Leadership & Management in Health & Social Care


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