Information on the course.
Replacing common induction programmes, the Care certificate came into effect as from April 2015. The training covers the 15 standards jointly developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England, and Skills for Health.
- It applies to Social care and Healthcare industries.
- Links to National Occupational Standards and units to qualifications
- Covers what is needed to be a caring carer – giving workers a good basis from which they can develop their knowledge and skills.
The Care Certificate is designed especially for new staff to the industry but also for staff joining an establishment who have been out of the industry for a while. However, it could also provide the opportunity for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.
The Care Certificate is to be undertaken following acceptance of a new employee to the industry and should be carried out prior to the commencement of an actual starting date. However, a new employee could commence work as an observer or a ‘third pair of hands’ until a standard had been achieved at which time can work at the job employed for
Certificate: 15 Standards
Understanding Your Role
Your Personal Development
Duty of Care
Equality and Diversity
Work in a Person-centred Way
Compassion, Dignity, and Privacy
Fluids and Nutrition
Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
Basic Life Support
Health and Safety
Infection Prevention and Control
Assessment and Certification
Following training, there will be a 12-week ongoing practical assessment. The assessor should not be the person’s immediate supervisor, Assessors are those responsible for making the decision as to whether the Standard has/has not been met.
(In order to be an Assessor the person must themselves be competent in the standard they are assessing. For some assessors, this will be by virtue of holding a qualification related to the role for others it will be by virtue of the designation. However, this doesn’t mean that in every case the same person will be competent to assess every standard.)
A certificate of theoretic attendance will be issued following training and the final Care certificate will be issued following completion of the care certificate workbook
Upon achievement of this certificate people may rest in the confidence that workers have received the same induction, have learned the same skills, knowledge, and behaviors to provide a compassionate and safe, high quality of care and support as other carers.
The Certificate is only a beginning of a vocational path and is only one element of the training that will ready them to practice within the care sector.
Parts of this course are interactive and therefore it is requested that all delegates are dressed appropriately.