The Care Certificate Assessing Knowledge and PracticeSubject category: General Health and Social Care
Introduction of The Care Certificate provides clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support, that the health or social care worker has been trained and developed to specific set of standards. 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. Those decisions will be made during an induction period of 12 weeks for new employees.
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.
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 individuals Care Certificate. To assess The Care Certificate you will need to be familiar with the assessment process and be competent in the 15 standards they are assessing.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
The Care Certificate standards, group discussions, small group activities and self-assessment
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Care Certificate Framework
Quality Assurance systems
Planning holistic assessments
Assessment of knowledge and performance
Providing feedback to learners
Varieties of assessment evidence
Assessing work products
Assessing evidence to ensure it is:
Valid - Authentic - Current - Reliable - Sufficient
Recording assessment decisions
The importance of standardisation
Holistically assess a learners Care Certificate evidence
Complete a gap analysis
Provide feedback from written and observed practice
Document and provide and audit trail of decisions and progress
Identify and plan for areas of standardisation