What is the Care Certificate?
The Care Certificate was introduced on the 1st April 2015 and was designed to replace the common induction standards previously used for care support workers new to care or who do not have evidence of previous training.
It offers a structured and comprehensive start and is one element of the training and education that will make new staff ready to practice within their specific sector. Although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, it is also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.
The Care Certificate sets out explicitly the learning outcomes, how to assess learner competency, and creates a base line standard for care support workers to achieve in order to be fit for purpose. To find out more and watch a detailed and informative video about the care certificate please click here
How we can help with the Care Certificate
We can offer you and your team comprehensive support towards completing the care certificate. Use the menu to the left detailing each of the 15 standards to see what training we can offer on site to your team that are relevant to the module they are completing. This is the most cost effective way of completing the training units and it ensures the training is relevant to your workplace and your service users. Units can be made up in a modular way and workbooks can be completed during the training. Its fast, effective and saves managers a great deal of time, time they know they don’t have!
We can also offer:
- On site assessment and supervision of staff whilst carrying out their duties
- marking learner workbooks and providing constructive feedback and support
- Distance learning options where units are not able to be completed in the workplace
- 5 day Accredited training that cover all the units. Ideal for larger companies with regularly more than 10 staff to induct every three months. This option costs from just £165 per person for all 5 days (based on 12 staff attending).
As each situation is unique, for an accurate quote of costs call with your specific details. We believe training should be accessible and available for all, embedded into care practice. Hence it should not be considered a cash cow! Our prices are, and always have been, very fair and the best we can offer you without compromising on the quality of our services.
A number of free resources have been provided to support you which you can access on this page.
1. Induction Workbooks
To access the Care certificate induction Workbooks full set click here
2. Care Certificare Q and A ‘s
To access the Care certificate questions and answers document click here
3. Self assessment tool
To access the Care certificate self assessment tool click here
4. Frequently asked Questions
To access the Care certificate FAQ’s click here
5. Care Certificate Final Certificate template
To access the Care certificate final certificate template click here