Developed following the review of health and social care support workers by Camilla Cavendish (2013), the Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate was developed to provide structured and consistent learning to ensure that care workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe, quality care and support.
The Care Certificate consists of 15 standards, all of which individuals need to complete in full before they can be awarded their certificate. The standards require both theoretical study and practical application within the student’s place of work.
Click here to view a video that provides information on the history of the Care Certificate. This was filmed at the launch event.
This e-learning programme has been developed to further support the theoretical component of each standard of the Care Certificate, and is freely available to staff in the health and care sectors. It is based on the Care Certificate workbook, which was developed by Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health.
The e-learning sessions for Standard 12: Basic Life Support Level 2 and Standard 14: Handling Information will be available in June 2017.