The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. 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 is based on 15 standards, all of which individuals need to complete in full before they can be awarded their certificate
The Care Certificate is the shared health and social care training, which must be completed and assessed, before new HCSW/ASCWs can practice without direct supervision. This may be done in a phased approach, as each HCSW/ASCW meets an individual standard their supervisor may allow them to practice with indirect or remote supervision against that standard.
The assessment of the Care Certificate should be as rigorous as the assessment of any formal qualification. Documentation of assessment and evidence of practice is the responsibility of the HCSW/ASCW and their employer. The evidence is to be recorded in the workbooks provided with this course. This document will be used in gathering evidence for the Care Certificate and in terms of portability can be used as evidence when changing roles or moving between employers.
The Care Certificate covers the following standards:
- 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 disabilities
- Safeguarding adults
- Safeguarding children
- Basic life support
- Health and safety
- Handling information
- Infection prevention and control
Who is this course for?
Designed with non-regulated workers in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers have the same induction - learning the same skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.
The Care Certificate is the start of the career journey 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, it also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.
For CQC regulated providers, the Care Certificate is expected of care workers joining health and social care since April 2015. The CQC Inspector Briefing highlights how they look for evidence in their inspections.
Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Care Support Workers and those giving support to clinical roles in the NHS where there is any direct contact with patients. Care Support Workers means Adult Social Care workers giving direct care in residential and nursing homes and hospices, home care workers and domiciliary care staff. These staff are referred to collectively as Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW)/ Adult Social Care Workers (ASCW) in this document. Other roles may be included where achievement of all of the standards is possible.As some of these roles would be very different in health and social care it is up to the employer to decide whether the Care Certificate is appropriate. However, to be awarded the Care Certificate the person must meet all of the outcomes and assessment requirements for all 15 standards.
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Will I be given a certificate at the end of this course
Once you complete you course successfully you can download the certificate for the websiteThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I haven't worked in this field although I have cared for my very unwell brother for nearly 7 years . Will this help me to get into the care sector
Yes this course should help you.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Marcia Gomez asked:
Hi, I live in Chester/,Cheshire. Can I make the course completely online? How many hours is it necessary to complete the course in a full-time mode?
Since its an online Course it purely depends upon how soon the leaner completes.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
May I start mny caring field job with this certificate only? Please let me know what the certificate full name is. Thank you
Yes you can, this course gives you more knowledge on Care industry, the course name is Full Care certificate it has 15 Modules. Understand your role, Your personal development, Duty of care,Equality and diversity,Work in a person centered way, Communication, Privacy and dignity, Fluids and nutrition, Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities & moreThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I understand that it depends on the learner. Could you please provide an average time frame for completing this course? Thank you.
I cannot promise you on a time you can complete each modules within 2 hours timeThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
does someone come to assess you in the persons home?
No we do not provide any assessor at your door step since this course is purely an Online Course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
It states the course duration is 25 hours. What happens if the course is not completed in that time?
The time taken generally to complete the course is 25 hours, it is upto to the learner how much time can be dedicated for the course. If one takes more than 25 hours, nothing happens, one can more time to complete the course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
I don’t have a computer. Can I use an iPad?
Yes , as long as you have an internet connection.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi ,is this a cpd points recognision and do I have to renew every year
Hi Gloria, The cpd course need not to be renewed.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Is the certificate accredited?
This is not a accredited course but the certificate is essential for new carer.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What can I do with this course? Can I start working as a career with this course ?
The Care Certificate is only one element of the training and education that will make you ready to practice within their specific sector. This course is designed with non-regulated workers in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers learn the same skills, knowledge and behavior to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support. Whether one works as a carer will depend on how is the course content is put in practice to work as a care professional.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can this course be accessed on a Mac for those who don't have a P.C.? Thank You
Hi, Since it's an online course you can access it with any network communication devices..This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Charley Rose asked:
I haven’t done anything to do with care but I really want to work in this field of work, will this help me qualify to be a Care worker?
I am sure the course will give you an understanding & a clarity of care worker.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
What is the shortest time that the course can be completed in?
It depends upon the learner. They can complete at the earliest. It again depends upon how much time the learner is going to spend in completing the course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How many hours is it expected to complete the cours
It depends upon the time spend by the learner.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Can I complete this course online over 2 years as I work full time and don't have much time to study?
I am afraid not because All the CPD course are a short time course.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Hi. Is this CPD accredited? If so how many points please
Hi, Yes the courses are CPD accredited and regarding the points this would vary on the learner and how long it takes them to complete the course. On average the CPD courses take about 2 hours.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
How long does the course take how long does it take for me to get in a job
Since its a Online course & it depends upon the leaner & also you should be working in the care fieldThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
do you need to be working in this type of work,i have worked for many years in the care field and in hosptitals.
Since you are in care and hospital field for meany years this course will be really helpful for you.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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