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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.

25th November 2015

Qualifications to become a CQC Inspector

Hi Sheila,

I have been a healthcare assistant for the past 15 years. I have a passion for the wellbeing of vulnerable people and I am still trying to be of some use to the care industry, therefore I would like to know what qualifications I need to become a CQC inspector? I only reached to NVQ level 2, due to unknown circumstances I was unable to receive my level 3 certificate after submission.




Dear Hortense,

If you go to the CQC website you will find information about working for CQC and current vacancies.

You need to go to:

Good luck.


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