- The Care Certificate was a recommendation from the Cavendish review in February 2013 by Camilla Cavendish, which made suggestions on how to improve the quality of care provided by health care assistant and care support workers in health and social care settings.
- The Cavendish review proposed that all healthcare assistants and social care support workers should undergo the basic training and must get a standard certificate of fundamental care before they can provide high quality of care to patients. The Care Certificate is a new induction programme for all new starters in health and social care settings , aim to ensure that all health care staff has the required skills , knowledge , competent , compassionate care to provide high quality of care.
- The Health Education England (HEE), Skills for Care (SfC) and Skills for Health (SfH), have developed for new Healthcare Support Workers (HCSWs) and Adult Social Care Workers (ASCWs) in England, the Care Certificate which contains 15 standards, for the social care workers who work in hospitals, care homes and community or people’s own homes will be able to deliver and provide daily care to patients. The Care Certificate consists 15 specific standards that requires competency assessment of knowledge and skills.
- 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 prevention and control
- The above topics are followed by a theoretical assessment with a pass mark of 80% designed to test candidates’ understanding of the course.
- Candidates needs to demonstrate practical safe and assessed manual/patient handling procedures and Basic Life support practical using a training manikin.
- Where candidates does not meet the required level of assessment they should complete the refresher training along with theoretical and practical assessments required, free of charge.
Target Audience: Healthcare Assistants, Support Workers, Adult/Children Social Care Workers/Healthcare Volunteers/Porters or others who have direct contact with patients and service users.
Duration: 6 Days
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.
The Care Certificate