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The Care Certificate

Who is The Care Certificate aimed at?

Everyone starting work in the health or social care sector should complete The Care Certificate. This course has been designed to support employees and learners as they undertake The Care Certificate as part of their staff indiction programme. It has also received official endorsement from Skills for Care.

It is mapped to units on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF) relating to health and social care qualifications, meaning learners can use the standards they have completed as recognised prior learning. 

This course is aimed at anyone starting in the health or social care sector. 

Topics covered

There are 15 standards of The Care Certificate, plus an introduction to health and social care and the 6Cs, which underpin the compassion in practice.

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

Blended Learning (Online and Practical) 

Blended learning combines the online learning with the practical training.

We can offer three options with The Care Ceritifcate.

Option 1. Online - this online course will complete all knowledge elements of the 15 standards. Each standard will take approximately 30 - 60 minutes to complete. This comprehensive course equips delegates with the knowledge and practical skills needed to support their staff induction programme.

Assessment - Online workbook with multiple choice questions and a certified certificate on completion.

Option 2. The workbook is also available in a printed version and can be completed standard by standard. Your Apprenticeship-Trainer will sign off the workbook once completed. The cost for the printed version of the workbook is £50.00 per individual plus additional costs for marking, feedback and sign off.

Option 3. To achieve a full Care Certificate, there is also a practical assessment which will be charged in addition if required. This consists of a practical assessment and half day observation. 

For more information and costs

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