Care Certificate is the new minimum standards that should be covered as part of induction training for new care workers. It has been designed to provide all carers starting out in the health and social care setting with the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and applies to all health and social care settings,
Our Care Certificate gives candidates the introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support. It meets the minimum set requirements as set by Skills for Care and links to the National Occupational Standards and has been developed in conjunction with Skills for Health.
Most employers require all potential staff to undertake mandatory courses yearly. These differ from employer to employer . Please check with your employer which courses are most suitable for you. We however recommend all new staff to the Health & Social care industry to undertake the Care Certificate. This provides you with most of the necessary basic skills required to begin your health and social care career.
Care Certificate Standards
Candidates will cover the 15 standards, all of which individuals need to complete in full before they can be awarded their certificate:
- 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 disability
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding Children
- Basic Life Support
- Health and Safety
- Handling information
- Infection Control
Who is this Care Certificate course for?
While the Care Certificate has been designed for new workers new to care, experienced individuals in the sector would benefit by completing it as it would affirm, refresh and improve their knowledge.
Health Care workers and Adult Social workers working in the following capacity will be expected to complete the care certificate
- Health Care Assistants
- Assistant Practitioners
- Any individual giving support to clinical roles in the NHS where there is any direct contact with patients.
Adult Social Care Workers including :
- Care Assistants
- Care Workers
- Home Care Workers
- Care Support Workers
Our courses are:
- CPD accredited
- Competitively priced
- Broken down to easy to learn chunks
- Accessible on any device (laptop, tablet, phone)
- Highly interactive and engaging with great visuals
- Meet current CQC & other regulating body requirements
Care Certificate Frequently Asked Questions
1. When can I start my Care Certificate course?
You can start your course immediately after purchase.
2. How long will the Care Certificate course take?
All our courses will differ, according to the learning resource, but traditionally, previous learners have taken as little as 1 hour up to 3 hours. You have access to the courses once purchased for a period of 1 year.
3. When will I get my certificate?
Certificates are usually available immediately after completing the course. Click on the certificate button to download and save it somewhere easy to remember. We do not normally provide a hard copy of the certificate. A charge of £5.00 will apply where a hard copy is desired. If the course was purchased for you by your employer, please contact them for a copy of your certificate.
5. How can I purchase a course?
You can either choose to purchase a single course, a number of courses or a pack of courses. Individuals wishing to purchase single courses for themselves are advised to click Start Course,
Take this Course, select individual for a single learner, or Group for individuals purchasing on behalf of their company, add to basket and proceed to checkout.
6.What other courses do you offer?
We offer various courses for new starters and experienced staff to the Health& Social Care Industry. These range from the Mandatory Refresher, Mandatory Pack, and the NHS Mandatory Statutory.
Individuals wishing to enter the Health and Social Care Industry are strongly advised to purchase the Care Certificate. Individuals wishing to work in the NHS are advised to purchase the Statutory Mandatory pack. Individuals wishing to renew their yearly qualifications are recommended to purchase either the Statutory Mandatory or the Mandatory pack.
7. Are your courses accredited?
All our courses are CPD accredited (Continuous Professional Development) and count towards your CPD points. Points for each course will be indicated on each certificate issued.
8. Do these courses count towards a professional qualification?
The Care Certificate is a recognised qualification that can assist individuals undertaking it to progress on to NVQ’S and or to The access course to nursing.