Care Certificate

Our Care Certificate training prepares all ‘new to care’ workers with the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It is made up of the joint-agreed 15 minimum standards that should be covered for all ‘new to care’ workers and should form part of a robust induction programme. The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care,  Health Education England and  Skills for Health.

The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It's made up of the 15 minimum standards that should be covered if you are 'new to care' and should form part of a robust induction programme.

The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care,  Health Education England and  Skills for Health.

The Care Certificate:

  • is the beginning of the career journey for those new to care
  • is a foundation for health and adult social care integration
  • ensures those new to the sector are supported
  • is endorsed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • is a CQC expectation - all employers should now be offering it.

Although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, it also offers opportunities for existing staff working at various levels to refresh or improve their knowledge and skills.

The 15 standards have been condensed into 9 workbooks to demonstrate the knowledge required and these workbooks also cover the 9 mandatory workbooks in the level 2 adult care worker standards.

A manager observation of working practices is also required, and we can provide a template for this purpose if required.

We would recommend that the care certificate face to face training is completed over 6 weeks, 1 day per week, where all underpinning knowledge, skills and workbooks will be completed.  As part of this program, we also include Assisting and Moving People practical and theory training and medication training.

Links to: CQC key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) CQC fundamental standards:

  • CQC KLOEs / Effective: E3 / Safeguarding S1, S3 / Caring C1, C3
  • CQC fundamental standards / Person-centred care / Safety / Dignity and Respect / Safety / Food and Drink / Safeguarding

This course will be delivered by an expert trainer in this field at dates and times of your choosing. The training is hosted at our own premises which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 individuals. All course materials will be provided and refreshments are included. This training can also be delivered at your own premises if feasible and required.

If face to face training is not feasible, we also offer remote distance learning packs to cover the knowledge containing 9 assignments and a self study resource pack.

Certificates will be issued for each day of the course completed, and you will also receive copies of completed evaluation forms for your records. We are flexible on start times to help accommodate for all your shift patterns, including evenings and weekends.

It is important for the completion of the care certificate standards that all 6 days are attended in full, or all 9 assignments be completed in full if distance learning..

Our Facilities:

  • Disability access building
  • Ground flood training facilities (at request)
  • Comfortable classroom lecture/study environment
  • Toilet & Washrooms inc. disabled access
  • Refreshments provision

Theory & Activities:

  • Time required: Six full days
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Total Price: £2,400 +VAT

Enrolment and distance learning packs can be purchased at a cost of £75.00 + VAT per person.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Care Level 2 - This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a care worker role in care settings. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health and social care procedures. This is suitable for all those who are working in a care worker role with adults in health and social care settings.

 

You’ll be expected to complete the Care Certificate if you’re:

  • new to care
  • employed as an adult social care worker
  • providing direct care in a residential or nursing home, a hospice or are a home care worker.

You can also complete the Care Certificate if you’re working in a non-care working role, for example if you work as a cook or a maintenance person.