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Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

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114Approval of courses etc.

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(1)SCW may, in accordance with rules made by it—

(a)approve courses in relevant social work for persons who are or wish to become registered in the social worker part of the register;

(b)approve courses in the work practised by persons registered in an added part of the register for persons who are or wish to become registered in that part of the register;

(c)approve courses in the work practised by persons who are or wish to become social care workers of a description which is not specified in or under section 80(1).

(2)An approval given under this section may be subject to such conditions as SCW thinks appropriate.

(3)Rules made by virtue of this section may, in particular, make provision—

(a)about the content of, and methods of completing, courses;

(b)as to the provision of information to SCW about courses;

(c)as to the persons who may undertake courses, or parts of courses specified in the rules;

(d)as to the numbers of persons who may undertake courses;

(e)for the award by SCW of certificates of the successful completion of courses;

(f)about the lapse and renewal of approvals;

(g)about the withdrawal of approvals.

(4)SCW may—

(a)conduct, or make arrangements for the conduct of, examinations in connection with such courses as are mentioned in this section or section 116;

(b)carry out, or assist other persons in carrying out, research into matters relevant to training for social care workers of any description.

(5)A course must not be approved by SCW under this section unless SCW thinks that the course will enable persons completing it to attain the required standard of proficiency in social care work.

(6)In subsection (5) “the required standard of proficiency in social care work” means the standard described in rules made by SCW.

(7)SCW must maintain and publish a list of the courses it has approved under this section.

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