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The Care Certificate Standardisation for Assessors

Subject category: General Health and Social Care

Course overview

The Care Certificate – Standardisation for Assessors
The Assessor is the person responsible for making the decision as to whether the Healthcare Support Worker or Adult Social Care Worker (HCSW/ASCW) have evidenced that they have met the standards set out in the Care Certificate.  
Whilst completing the Care Certificate both knowledge and practice will be observed and assessed and the assessor will be responsible for documenting decisions that are auditable to support successful completion of the individual’s Care certificate. 
Assessors will need to be able to evidence that their knowledge and own practice is current as well as being able to demonstrate that they have worked with other assessors within their organisation to look at the decisions made to ensure consistency across the organisation and against a specific set of standards. This is called standardisation.
Having a robust quality assurance system in place will ensure an assessor can support each learner to complete the certificate through the assessment of their demonstrated skills, knowledge and behaviours. This will lead them to knowing how to provide compassionate and high quality care and support.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Example completed Care Certificate workbooks, group discussions, small group activities and self-assessment.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Certificate Framework

Course content

The importance of standardisation
Identifying areas for standardisation
Documenting and providing an audit trail of standardisation activity
Implementing standardised activity
Standardising sources of information for:
Validity - Authenticity - Current - Reliablility - Sufficient

Learning outcomes

State the importance of standardisation
Identify areas which will require standardisation
Complete documentation used for standardisation activity
Describe how to implement standardisation activity outcomes
List sources of information


6 hours

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