Care Worker Course - CPD Accredited

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One Education


£425 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Hours
Access to content
12 Months
5 CPD points / hours
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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If you are thinking about becoming a Care Worker, understanding how to provide support to a person in need of care is an essential primary step on your journey.

This Care Worker Course demonstrates how to assist people who have difficulties with everyday activities, whether it is cleaning, dressing, eating or using the loo. You will explore various informational modules that are all geared towards explaining how to provide emotional support to clients and their families and look after children, vulnerable adults and the elderly.

On completion of the Care Worker Course, you will also be able to help children, people with physical or learning disabilities, including older people or families.

Highlights of the Care Worker Course:

  • Learn the skills and qualities you need to become a care worker and explore the day-to-day tasks of a care worker
  • Familiarise with the current condition of the health care sector in England
  • Understand the principles of care work and the duties of a care worker in the UK
  • Learn what to do if your employer's instructions conflict with your duty of care
  • Expand your knowledge of immunisation, healthcare and laboratory staff
  • Understand the basic principles of safe and appropriate handling of medicines
  • Learn how to handle medicines in social care settings
  • Familiarise with the code of conduct for healthcare support workers and adult social care workers in England and Wales
  • Get a thorough understanding of the Health and Social Care Act 2012

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Course Design

This Care Worker Course is designed with the following modules:

Care Worker Course

Module 1: Care Workers Job in the UK

  • Average salary (a year)
  • How to become a care worker
  • Skills and knowledge needed
  • Day-to-day tasks of Care Workers
  • Current Condition of the Health Care Workforce in England

Module 2: The Principles of Care

  • Values and Beliefs
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Empowerment
  • Individuality
  • Independence
  • Making Choices
  • Stress

Module 3: The Duty of Carers

  • Registered professionals
  • Health Professions Council (UK)
  • Regulation of health and social care support staff
  • Members of professional bodies or associations
  • Students and trainees
  • Trade union representatives

Module 4: When Your Employer’s Instructions Conflict with Your Duty of Care

  • Where an instruction is unlawful
  • Where an instruction is clearly unsafe
  • Where an instruction is outside the employer’s contractual authority
  • Where an instruction conflicts with implied contractual duties

Module 5: Statutory Rights and Duties

  • The public interest – ‘whistleblowing’
  • Equality legislation
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Regulation of health and social care providers
  • Scrutiny bodies
  • The NHS constitution (England only)

Module 6: Immunisation of Healthcare and Laboratory Staff

  • Pre-employment health assessment
  • Provision of occupational health immunisations
  • Recommendations by staff groups
  • Staff involved in direct patient care
  • Routine vaccination
  • Non-clinical staff in healthcare settings
  • Laboratory and pathology staff
  • Staff handling specific organisms
  • Post-exposure management

Module 7: Principles of Safe and Appropriate Handling of Medicines

  • Principles that apply to every social care setting
  • Detailed discussion of these principles
  • What can go wrong with each principle

Module 8: Handling Medicines in Social Care Settings

  • Controlled drugs
  • Disposal of medicines
  • Medicine administration
  • Minor ailments
  • Record-keeping
  • Storage of medicines
  • Self-administration of medicines
  • Staff training

Module 9: What Is Abuse?

  • Who is a Vulnerable Adult?
  • Factors that May Make Abuse More Likely to Occur
  • Different Types of Abuse
  • Circumstances Where Abuse Can Occur

Module 10: Power

  • Powerful Words
  • Giving Power to Service Users

Module 11: Sharing Concerns

  • Providing Opportunities to Share Concerns
  • Reporting and Responding to Concerns
  • Responding to Concerns: What to do!
  • Responding to Concerns: What not to do!
  • Policies
  • Confidentiality
  • Barriers to Reporting

Module 12: Health and Social Care Act 2012

  • Summary of the Act
  • The Key Provisions of the Act
  • Part 1 – The health service in England
  • Part 2 – Further provision about public health
  • Part 3 – Regulation of health and adult social care services
  • Part 4 – NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts
  • Part 5 – Public involvement and local government
  • Part 6 – Primary care services
  • Part 7 – Regulation of health and social care workers
  • Part 8 – The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Part 9 – Health and adult social care services: information
  • Part 10 – Abolition of certain public bodies etc.
  • Part 11 – Miscellaneous

Module 13: Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England

  • Purpose and Scope
  • How does the Code help me as a Healthcare Support Worker or an Adult Social Care Worker?
  • Making sure you can answer for your actions or omissions
  • Promote and uphold the privacy
  • Work in collaboration with your colleagues
  • Communicate in an open and effective way
  • Respect people’s right to confidentiality

Module 14: Code of Conduct for Health Support Workers in Wales

  • Definition of Healthcare Support Worker
  • What Healthcare Support Workers must do?
  • Making sure you can answer for your actions or omissions
  • Promote and uphold the privacy
  • Work in collaboration with your colleagues
  • Communicate in an open and effective way
  • Respect people’s right to confidentiality

How is the Care Worker Course assessed?

To successfully complete the Care Worker Course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

While I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion of the Care Worker Course, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised professional qualification and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your Certificate at an additional cost.

Who is this course for?

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this Care Worker Course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.


This Care Worker Course is compatible with all kinds of devices and the age requirement for this Care Worker Course is 16. So, basically, everyone can take this course to acquire Care Worker Course skills that are necessary.

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