The Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is designed for all carer’s, healthcare assistants and support workers who are new into the health care sector or for existing staff who need refresher training. The course covers the 15 standards underlined by Health Education England and Skills for Care, and is a replacement for the Common Induction Standards and National Minimum Training Standards. The Care Certificate was created as a set of guidelines that supports and protects patients, care workers, care providers and anyone they may employ. By developing the skills needed to work in the health social care sector, the care certificate ensures that the worker is adequately trained to provide the best care to their patients.

Duration: 18 Hours over 3 Days + Home Study (approx. 3-4 hours)

Course Content: The course includes practical skills in safer people handling and basic life support, as per the UK Resuscitation Council Guidelines, as well as:

  • Understanding Your Role (home study)
  • Your Personal Development (home study)
  • Duty of Care (home study)
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Work in a Person Centred Way
  • Communication
  • Privacy and Dignity
  • Fluids and Nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Basic Life Support
  • Health and Safety (to include Safer People Handling)
  • Handling Information (home study)
  • Infection Prevention and Control

Assessment Method: through written evidenced knowledge competencies during the three days, home study book and final test. Work based competencies will then need to be completed in the workplace.

Criteria: It is essential that learners have a good standard of English literacy to enable them to complete this course. Each learner will require the care provider they work for to internally assess their competencies through workplace observations.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this course learners will be certificated for all 15 standards covered.

Jude TurnerThe Care Certificate