There are 15 standards within the Care Certificate Induction and they cover the areas that are common to both the health and the social care workforces and meet the legal requirements for providers of regulated activities to ensure that their staff is suitably trained.
The Care Certificate is the key component of the overall induction which an employer must provide legally and in order to meet the essential standards set out by the Care Quality Commission.
In addition to the Care Certificate, employers will also need to consider their organisational induction and any other specific skills or knowledge staff may require for their specific job role and setting.
UTS delivery models for the Care Certificate
To support our customers and their new starters, we have put together a range of delivery models for the Care Certificate to support with a range of different delivery requirements.
Meeting the needs of different service settings with the Care Certificate
All of our delivery programmes are tailored to meet the needs of each individual service setting to make it specific to your organisation and the people that you support.
Although all of the outcomes within the care certificate are the same regardless of service type, within our training days we use scenarios and examples from, and make reference to, the types of services that your organisation provides such as residential care, domiciliary care, supported living, hospitals or community healthcare.
The assessor is the person responsible for making the decision on whether the Health Care Support Worker or the Adult Social Care Worker has met the standard set out in the Care Certificate.
In order to be an assessor, the person must themselves be competent in the standards they are assessing.
There is no requirement for assessors of the Care Certificate to hold any assessor qualification however the employer must be confident that the person with this responsibility is competent to assess.
Assessment of the Care Certificate should be as rigorous as the assessment of any formal qualification and evidence must be:
In organisations where more than one person will be assessing the Care Certificate, it is advisable to introduce a quality assurance system where standardisation takes place. This will ensure that all assessors are making the same judgements and all new staff has the same minimum standards of knowledge and competence.
Training courses for managers and appointed care certificate assessors