Care Certificate

Designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.

The Care Certificate was developed, as part of the Cavendish Review work, jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It:

  • Applies across health and social care
  • Links to National Occupational Standards and units in qualifications
  • Covers what is required to be caring, giving workers a good basis from which they can further develop their knowledge and skills.

The Care Certificate is the start of the career journey for these staff groups and is only one element of the training and education that will make them ready to practice within their specific sector.  Although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, new to care and offers this group of staff their first step on their career ladder, it is also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.

The only employees that need to complete the certificate are new employees to the health and social care sector.  However you might want to consider putting all your employees through the certificate to help you comply with Regulation 18 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

There are 15 care certificate standards 

  The Care Certificate standards:
1 Understand Your Role
2 Your Personal Development
3 Duty of Care
4 Equality and Diversity
5 Work in a Person Centred Way
6 Communication
7 Privacy and Dignity
8 Fluids and Nutrition
9 Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability
10 Safeguarding Adults
11 Safeguarding Children
12 Basic Life Support
13 Health and Safety
14 Handling Information
15 Infection Prevention and Control

Vision training can complete all your care certificate needs either as separate components (Training, Assessment of Workbooks, Observation of Working Practices) or by handling the whole process for you.

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