Monday, September 16th 2019
The Care Certificate is a set of standards which define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It's made up of the fifteen standards modules. In order to gain employment in care, one should study these Standards. For new comers to care it would form part of a robust induction programme.
The Care Certificate programme was developed jointly by Skills for Care
, Health Education England
and Skills for Health
1. Understand your role
2. Your personal development
3. Duty of care
4. Equality and diversity
5. Work in a person centred way
7. Privacy and dignity
8. Fluids and nutrition
9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
10. Safeguarding adults
11. Safeguarding children
12. Basic life support
13. Health and safety
14. Handling information
15. Infection prevention and control
The Care Certificate:
• is a gateway for career journey to those new to care
• is a foundation for health and adult social care integration
• ensures an industry minimum requirement to the Care sector
• 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 to refresh or improve their knowledge and skills.
Delivery and assessment:
Registered managers required to sign off the Care Certificate, they must be entirely confident that the new worker is competent in their job role. Employers can choose how the Care Certificate is delivered and assessed for. Either in-house training or by commissioning an external learning provider.
Employers must also be confident that the Care Certificate assessor/trainer is occupationally competent in the standard(s) they are assessing or delivering.
In order to delegate assessment you should ask yourself:
• Do I have a thorough understanding and direct experience in what is being assessed?
• Am I confident and competent in the skills required to assess in the workplace? (Remember that a formal assessor qualification is not necessary.)
Before you can issue e-learning courses to you employees, you must register your organisation on our portal (Free) via the following link:
e-Learning Courses Coordinator Resources Manager Application, Reduce Final Cost CLICK HERE
We be happy to help you register and free tuition is available to help you setting up your learning programme. Click here to view the Care Certificate Package (Revised Jan 2019)