Professional Practice in Health and Social Care

Level 4 Apprenticeship


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).

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 provides progression for learners who have completed any of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Adults)
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care: Practice (Children and Young People).

Key Info

Course duration

21 months

Entry requirements

Learners undertaking this qualification must be 18 years or over.

Pre-assessment report – Skill Scan for suitability to be completed ahead of being registered onto the qualification with Aspiration Training.

You work within one of the following pathways:

  • Leading support for reducing restrictive practices through positive approaches to behaviour
  • Leading practice with individuals living with mental ill-health
  • Leading practice with individuals living with dementia
  • Leading practice with individuals living with learning disability/autism
  • Leading practice with families/carers


On successful completion of the qualification, the individual will be awarded the following:

  • Level 4 Professional Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Essential Skills in Maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)
Since contacting Emma and expressing our urgent need for 19 staff to complete their qualification, Emma has tirelessly supported managers and learners, to sign up to Aspiration Training. She has fully explained all steps to take, given her time and is always available if there have been any queries or concerns. I look to and would have no hesitation in working with Aspiration Training in the future.
Kathleen Patey Staff Development Officer
We have been working with Aspiration Training since January 2023, and during this time, we have successfully enrolled colleagues on programmes at Level 2, 3, 4 & 5. We have very quickly developed a mutually beneficial working relationship with colleagues in Aspiration Training, and we find them quick to respond to queries from the Learning & Development team.
Louise Giles Head of Learning & Development

What happens after my apprenticeship?

At Aspiration Training, we provide every learner with a career pathway. This is a plan with clear, practical steps our learners can take to achieve the career of their dreams.

Our career pathways show typical routes through the various stages of learning, the knowledge and skills that will be learnt along the way and the career options that may be available as a result.

Career Progression is available across a number of levels, meaning, with hard work and determination, the sky is the limit.

Explore the pathways below to find out more about the typical job titles associated with each career.

Career Pathway - Adult Care