- This course is adjudged a mandatory requirement for new care workers who are new to the care sector.
- The Care Certificate is recognised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a minimum standard that people working in social care need to meet before they can safely work unsupervised.
- The Care Certificate is recommended by Skills for Care as a minimum standard for people working in social care.
- It offers introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and
- The Care Certificate can be used for credit transfer or Recognition of prior learning (RPL) to some knowledge criteria of the QCF (NVQ) Diploma in Health & Social Care.
- The Care Certificate was a product of the Cavendish Report into care and endorsed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health.
The Care Certificate is designed primarily for new care staff as the first set of mandatory training. It is also designed as a refresher course for existing staff who need to update their knowledge. The main objective of the course is to offer the care staff basic set of knowledge required to work and function well in the care sector. It provides underpinning knowledge that can be built upon in the course of their career.
To successfully complete the course, learner must complete 15 different standards as follows:
Care Certificate Standards
- Understand Your Role
- Your Personal Development
- Duty of Care
- Equality and Diversity
- Work in a Person Centred Way
- Privacy and Dignity
- Fluids and Nutrition
- Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
- Safeguarding Adults
- Safeguarding Children
- Basic Life Support
- Health and Safety
- Handling Information
- Infection Prevention and Control
You will be provided workbook and additional learning resources for each standard. After completing reading through the work, you will be ask to answer few questions which you will need to submit to your assessor for assessment and feedback.
The course can be completed between 4 to 12 weeks depending on your work schedule.