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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

21st March 2019

Can I register with CQC while I am studying NVQ 5?

Hi Sheila, can I register with CQC while am studying NVQ 5?


Dear T,


I am intrigued by your email.


I do receive a number of questions similar to this each month but I do not know what you think you can register with CQC  for.


According to CQC's website their responsibility is to "monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and they publish what they find, including performance ratings to help people choose care."


You will see from this that CQC refer to the registration of services and in their document The Scope of Registration they identify that the following list are Regulated activities as listed in Schedule 1 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.


  • Personal care.
  • Accommodation for person who require nursing or personal care.
  • Accommodation for persons who require treatment for substance misuse.
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury.
  • Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
  • Surgical procedures.
  • Diagnostic and screening procedures.
  • Management of supply of blood and blood-derived products.
  • Transport services, triage and medical advice provided remotely.
  • Maternity and midwifery services.
  • Termination of pregnancies.
  • Services in slimming clinics.
  • Nursing care.
  • Family planning services


You can read all about the Scope of Registration  on the CQC website.


Additionally CQC do register two important positions in the field of Adult Social Care:


Registered Manager


Nominated Individual


Registration for these two positions has to be specific to a particular job and employer.


I hope this is helpful.


Best wishes.



*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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