Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care Workers - 26 CPD Certified Courses - CSTF Aligned E-Learning Courses
Welcome to Mandatory Compliance's online mandatory training courses for health and social care professionals. These mandatory training courses for health and social care professionals was developed to meet the required learning outcomes in the Skills for Care's Care Certificate, Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care providers.
Do I have to complete all the mandatory training courses above?
You will be provided with all the individual online mandatory training modules listed above. You can however choose the mandatory training courses that are most suited to your specific care environment. If you are an agency care worker, please check with your locum or care recruitment agency regarding the specific mandatory care training modules that you require to meet their compliance requirements.
On completion of each of these mandatory training for health and social care workers, you will be required to complete an online assessment (pass mark of 80%).
If you don't pass the first, don't worry! You can take the online test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
On successful completion of each of the mandatory training for health and social care staff, you will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured CPD certificate. Our CPD certificate can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit (recognised internationally).
Is there a CQC list of mandatory training courses for health and social care?
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) does not provide a list of mandatory training courses for health and social care providers. It is up to each individual healthcare or social care provider to assess their mandatory training needs to ensure that they covers the needs of those who use their services.
What is mandatory training in health and social care sectors?
Here at Mandatory Compliance, we often get phone calls from CQC regulated health and social care providers asking - "What is mandatory training" - "What is statutory training" -“What is the difference between mandatory and statutory training?” – “Which statutory/mandatory training courses are suitable for our health care staff?” – “Is there a Care Quality Commission list of mandatory training courses health and social care professionals?”
We will provide a definition of statutory/mandatory training as well as explaining the difference between mandatory and statutory training.
What is mandatory training?
Let’s understand what both mandatory training and statutory training mean in general. Mandatory training is the training that a health/social care organisation determines is essential for safe and efficient practice and in order to reduce organisational risks and comply with local policies and regulatory guidelines.
What is statutory training?
Statutory training is the training that is usually required by law or where a statutory body has instructed an organisation to provide the training on the basis of specific legislation, for example the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.
What is the difference between mandatory and statutory training?
So what is the difference between statutory and mandatory training? Mandatory training is a compulsory requirement based upon the responsibility for medical, nursing and healthcare staff to work in a safe and effective manner. The training courses in the mandatory training courses are delivered at the appropriate depth to the level of understanding needed for each group of health and social care workers.
On the other hand, statutory training is the training that should be completed by health and social care staff to comply with the law. However, some mandatory training courses are sometimes considered to be necessary, or even compulsory to comply with the law.
Mandatory Compliance provides classroom and online statutory and mandatory training courses for health and social care providers across the UK. Our online learning portal lists a wide range of statutory and mandatory training courses for NHS professionals such as nurses, doctors, dentists, healthcare assistants (HCAs) and other healthcare professionals. We also provide specific mandatory and statutory training courses for other health and social care staff working in the adult social care settings such as a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered residential care homes, nursing homes and domiciliary care workers.
What is covered in this health & social care mandatory training package?
Mandatory Compliance's online mandatory training for health and social care staff package covers the following training modules:
- Code of Professional Conduct (in accordance with CQC and Skills for Care requirements)
- Key Legislation and National Guidelines
- Understanding your Role and Responsibilities
- Criminal Convictions
- Fitness to Practice
- CSTF Health and Safety and Welfare, including:
- Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)
- Control of Substances Harzadous to Health (COSHH) Regulations
- Display Screen Equipment
- Risk Assessment
- Waste Management
- Bullying and Harassment
- Stress Management
- CSTF Information Governance CSTF, including:
- Caldicott Principles
- Information Security
- Data Protection
- Record Management
- Counter Fraud
- Care Planning and Record Keeping
- CSTF Conflict Resolution CSTF, including:
- Effective Communication
- Handling Violence & Aggression
- Managing Risk, Minimising Restraint
- Lone Workers
- Complaints Handling
- CSTF Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
- CSTF Safeguarding Adults Levels 1 & 2
- CSTF Safeguarding Children Levels 1 & 2
- Mental Capacity Act & Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
- Mental Health Act
- Mental Health Awareness
- Learning Disability Awareness
- Dementia Awareness
- CSTF Infection Prevention and Control LevelS 1 & 2, including:
- Blood Borne Viruses
- Exposure Prone Procedures
- Spillages and Body Fluids
- Sharps Management
- Clinical Waste Management
- Food Safety Awareness Levels 1 & 2
- CSTF Fire Safety Awareness
- Manual Handling Objects Level 1
- CSTF Moving and Handling of People Levels 1 & 2
- CSTF Resuscitation - Basic Life Support (BLS) Levels 1 & 2, including:
- National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
- SBAR for Care Workers
- First Response Awareness
- Medication Management (Safe Handling of Medicines)
Who decides which mandatory training courses should be completed?
Sometimes, mandatory training can also arise from a number of sources, for example local commissioning contracts, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) or General Medical Council (GMC) among others. Most health and social care providers usually describe both statutory/mandatory training as ‘essential’ or ‘compulsory’ training which ensures staff have the knowledge to maintain a healthy and safe working environment for themselves, their colleagues and service users.
Who is responsible for mandatory training?
NHS Trust and other health & social care providers have a responsibility to provide various statutory and mandatory training courses and to ensure that their staff attend. Statutory training is required to ensure that the service provider is meeting relevant legislative duties, while mandatory training is an organisational requirement to limit risk and maintain safe working practice. Statutory bodies such as the Care Quality Commission may sometimes instruct an organisation or whole sector to provide specific training to meet legislative requirements or to address the needs of service users.
Is there guidance for mandatory training?
Professional and regulatory organisations such as the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) provide mandatory training guidance for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. The Royal Medical Colleges have also provided guidance on the differences between mandatory and statutory training and how their members can comply with CQC requirements. Mandatory training for healthcare professionals varies depending on specific job roles and responsibilities of each staff group.
What happens when you fail to meet CQC mandatory training requirements?
Health and social care providers who fail to meet the Regulation 18 requirements face regulatory action from the Care Quality Commission. Regulation 18 states that health and social care staff must receive support, training and personal development that is necessary for them to carry out their job roles and responsibilities. Health and social care providers are required to provide adequate induction training to their staff, which usually includes aspects of both statutory and mandatory training.
Annual refresher and mandatory training updates for health & social care
Staff who have previously completed mandatory training courses should attend annual mandatory training updates or relevant refresher training to ensure they have the necessary knowledge and skills to work safely. It is also essential for all health and social care workers to keep up to date with legislative and regulatory updates. The intervals for mandatory training refresher training varies depending on staff needs and organisational policies.
Skills for Health created the UK’s Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF), which provides guidance, learning outcomes and mapping tools for NHS Trusts and other healthcare providers. The UK CSTF helps to minimise variations in the delivery of statutory and mandatory training, reduce costs of unnecessary training, track learner progress and standardise training across the UK.
So which is the best way to deliver statutory and mandatory training?
It is up to health/social care organisation to assess their staff training needs and ensure that they attend all the necessary training to provide safe and effective care to their patients/service users. Some mandatory training subjects, for example Resuscitation and Moving and Handling require classroom-based training to assess staff competencies to carry out practical procedures. The majority of statutory and mandatory training courses can be delivered online using an interactive e-Learning portal.
Most health and social care organisations use a combination of face-to-face and online mandatory training courses. Some health and social care organisations still use the ‘all in one mandatory training courses’. The all in one day mandatory training course covers 12 subjects, all in one day. It is important to note that the all in one day mandatory training course is not aligned to the Skills for Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework.
Regardless of the training methods used, it is essential for health and social care providers to ensure that the statutory/mandatory training courses meet the Care Quality Commission standards. In general, all statutory and mandatory training courses should cover the core subjects such as health and safety at work, resuscitation, moving and handling, fire safety and safeguarding among others.
Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care Workers - 26 CPD Certified Courses - CSTF Aligned E-Learning Courses
Who is this course for?
These online mandatory training courses for health and social care professionals should be completed by all health and social care support workers working in CQC regulated environments, including:
- Care Home Nursing Staff
- Care Assistants
- Support Workers
- Adult Social Care Workers
- Residential Home Staff
- Nursing Home Care Staff
- Health and Social Care Support Workers
- Agency Care Workers
- Home Carers
This online mandatory training for health & social care workers e-learning package was designed for new and experienced residential and nursing home care workers alike to meet the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulatory requirements for nursing & care homes in the UK.
How often should health and social care staff complete mandatory training?
All health and social care professionals, whether part time or full time staff or agency workers should complete mandatory training courses in line with local policies. Some mandatory and statutory training courses should be completed annually as annual refresher courses or mandatory training updates.Those care staff who are new to health and social care sectors should be provided with induction training, which also covers statutory and mandatory training subjects.
Why is mandatory training for health & social care workers important?
This statutory and mandatory training for care home staff and care assistants e learning package covers all the legislative and regulatory requirements for care workers to work safely and efficiently, as well as minimising litigation.
Mandatory training for care home staff and care assistants - meeting employers' legal obligations
Mandatory Compliance's online mandatory training for care home staff and care assistants e-learning bundle helps health and social care employers and employees alike to fulfill their legislative obligations. Our mandatory training for care home staff and care assistants online training modules provide the essential knowledge and understanding as required by regulatory authorities.
What is the meaning of mandatory training for health and social care providers?
Mandatory training is a compulsory requirement that places responsibility on medical, nursing and care staff to work in a safe manner. The individual mandatory training courses are delivered at the appropriate level for each professional group. Mandatory Compliance's mandatory training courses provide health and social care professionals, nurses and nursing staff with classroom training, practical involvement and assessments and online learning resources. These training courses enable doctors, nurses and care staff to be compliant with their mandatory training requirements in line with Care Quality Commission and professional guidance.
To complete these mandatory training for care home staff and care assistants, you will need access to a computer device, e.g., desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone device.
Our mandatory training for care home staff and care assistants elearning bundles are suitable for:
- Those who are looking to improve their knowledge of the subject area
- Those whose jobs require periodic continuing professional development (CPD)
- Those who need to show evidence as part of their professional registration requirements, e.g., doctors, nurses and allied health professionals
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