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Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is an induction programme that will provide clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support, that the health or social care worker who is supporting them, has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support.

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.

5 Day Delivery Programme for the Care Certificate

3½ Day Delivery Programme for the Care Certificate

Bespoke Design

Distance Learning

 

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.

 

Assessment

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:

  • Valid
  • Authentic
  • Current
  • Reliable
  • Sufficient

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

Assessing Knowledge and Practice

Standardisation for Assessors

CPD for Managers, Trainers and Assessors

Train the Trainer Approved Programme

 

Safeguarding
Safeguarding

All multi agencies have a responsibility to keep all vulnerable adults and children safe by working in partnership with each other and sharing relevant information which could reduce the risk of harm and abuse.

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Care Act
Care Act

The Care Act 2014, together with a range of regulations and statutory guidance, is the base upon which social care will develop over the next few decades. It enshrines the new statutory principle of individual wellbeing, the driving force behind the Act, and makes it the responsibility of local authorities to promote wellbeing when carrying out any of their care and support functions.

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Care Certificate
Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is an induction programme that will provide clear evidence to employers, patients and people who receive care and support, that the health or social care worker who is supporting them has been assessed against a specific set of standards and has demonstrated they have the skills, knowledge and behaviours to ensure that they provide compassionate and high quality care and support.

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