Sheila will try to answer as many of your English Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Acceptable registration as a Registered Manager…
I am a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree (2:1) in Youth and Community Work and wanted to ask if this would be acceptable for registration as a Registered Manager of a Health and Care Agency which I intend to register. I have undertaken a management module as part of my degree programme. I have worked in intermediate management level over 5 years.
You have a combination of qualification and experience and I believe that this would be suitable for registration by CQC as a Registered Manager provided your experience has been in Adult Social Care.
It is possible that a condition of registration might be attached to your registration if CQC thought that were necessary.
I am sure you have already looked at the registration forms on CQC's website. CQC have on their website a supporting information and guidance document called: “Qualifications and continuing professional development requirements for registered managers and for the practitioners they supervise”. I would also suggest you also look at Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care's websites.
They are responsible for Leadership and Management development in social care and would be able to give you further advice.
You should of course continue with your development once you are registered.
What would you like to ask Sheila?
Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.