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Care Certificate elearning programme launches hit 2 million

Posted on: July 15th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

The Care Certificate elearning programme has passed the milestone of 2 million session launches.

Developed by Health Education England (HEE), Skills for Care and Health Education England’s elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh), the Care Certificate elearning programme continues to be an essential resource for the health and care workforce in developing the knowledge needed to successfully pass the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate is a set of 15 standards developed for the health and social care support workforce, to provide a framework to ensure that all support workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare them to deliver care in their workplace setting. Those expected to complete the Care Certificate may include employees new to care, adult social care workers, carers in a residential or nursing home, a hospice or home care worker. It is also available to those working in non caring roles such as in the kitchen and maintenance teams.

This programme of elearning has been developed to support the theoretical component of each standard of the Care Certificate. The resources also include a Student Toolkit and an Assessor Toolkit, providing support on how to use the elearning programme to achieve the Care Certificate. It is freely available to access for staff in the health and care sectors.

Visit the Care Certificate programme page to find out more about the elearning programme and for details of how to access.

Care Certificate for assessors resources launched

Posted on: April 26th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Following requests from the health and care sectors, Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has developed 2 new sessions to assist assessors in supporting individuals being assessed for the Care Certificate programme.

The Care Certificate is a set of standards developed for the health and social care support workforce, to provide a framework to ensure that all support workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to prepare them to deliver care in their workplace setting. The Care Certificate needs to be assessed through both theory and practice and the role of the assessor is fundamental to its achievement.

The 2 new sessions, and their associated support guide, are designed to support assessment in the workplace and will be useful for all staff that have responsibility for making decisions on whether a support worker in health or care has been able to apply the standards set out within the Care Certificate.

The resources are appropriate for those who are new to the role as a workplace assessor for the Care Certificate, and for those who would like to refresh and update their skills in Care Certificate assessment.

The 3 new resources are:

  1. New assessor support guide
  2. Session 1 – Assessment principles
  3. Session 2 – Assessing the Care Certificate

For more information and access details please visit the Care Certificate progamme page.

Care Certificate sessions re-designed to support mobile phone users

Posted on: October 26th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Care Certificate leads in Health Education England and Skills for Care to ensure the Care Certificate e-learning sessions are easy to access on a mobile phone. The re-design was initiated by feedback from learners and educational leads and reflects the different ways our users are now accessing learning.

The Care Certificate programme is a set of core standards that health and social care support workers adhere to during their daily working life.

The e-learning programme underpins the theoretical learning for each standard, and there are also scenarios which support its completion in a wide range of care settings.

Designed with the unregistered workforce in mind, the Care Certificate was developed to provide standardised, structured learning at the beginning of a career in care.   This aims to ensure that care workers have the same introduction to fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours to support the provision of compassionate, safe, quality care to the individuals in their care.

The re-designed sessions include the same learning objectives and content as the previous versions and are suitable for learners accessing the resource on a desktop, laptop and tablet as well as on a mobile phone.

More information about the Care Certificate e-learning programme is available here.

New content added to the Care Certificate e-learning programme

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has worked with Health Education England and Skills for Care to add new content to the Care Certificate e-learning programme.

The Care Certificate programme 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.

New scenario sessions have been launched to support learners working towards the 15 Standards of the Care Certificate. The scenarios are an opportunity for learners to apply the principles behind the Care Certificate in a range of settings and represents the breadth of environments where the Care Certificate can be applied.

The existing scenario sessions, which were launched in 2018, have also been updated are now suitable for those who wish to learn via a mobile phone.

The new scenario session settings are:

  • Maternity
  • Learning disability
  • Homeless
  • Reablement
  • Pre-hospital

The updated scenario settings are:

  • Primary care
  • Mental health
  • Acute
  • End-of-life
  • Home care

For more information on the Care Certificate e-learning programme, see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/

Updates made to Care Certificate e-learning programme

Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has updated the Care Certificate e-learning programme to add assessments to its knowledge-based sessions to help students and their assessors to review their learning on completion of the theory. The assessment pass mark is 80% and a certificate is available for learners to download on completion of each Standard.

If you are part way through completing the Care Certificate Standards, please be aware that the previous version of the programme will remain accessible within an archive folder until 31 March 2019; enabling users and local administrators to access historic certificates and report on learning history.

For those organisations currently using our AICC functionality to launch the sessions on their own Learning Management System, please note that the existing separate session links will remain active. New links to the updated programme content are now available.

The updates to the Care Certificate programme will be available via ESR by the end of January 2019.

Learners are invited to provide their feedback on the updated programme via an online questionnaire: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/care-certificate-e-learning-programme-survey. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete.

For more information about the Care Certificate programme, which covers Standards 1-15 and provides scenarios across a range of care settings, please see: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/.

If you have any questions about the changes to this programme, please contact HEE e-LfH.

Care Certificate e-Learning programme launches Scenario Sessions

Posted on: September 12th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has launched five scenario sessions to support the application of the Care Certificate Standards.

The scenarios take place in a range of health and social care settings and include:

  • Primary care
  • Acute care
  • Community/home care
  • End-of-life care
  • Mental health care

The sessions have been written by practitioners working within these specific care settings and are based on the typical duties that a Care Certificate student is asked to perform. The scenarios complement the existing Care Certificate e-Learning programme knowledge-based sessions and provide students with the opportunity to apply the standards within a setting similar to their own, as well as to see how the standards are applied in other care environments.

Kay Fawcett, Clinical Lead for the Care Certificate e-Learning programme, said: “These scenarios have been completed following requests to support more specific application of the Care Certificate for care settings.

“Basing the scenarios in recognisable care environments will support the application of the standards of the Care Certificate across a wide variety of settings”.

The scenarios are available now on the e-LfH Hub and as AICC links for Trusts, to access them visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/. They will be available via the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) in September 2018.

Learners that complete the scenarios are invited to provide their feedback via an online questionnaire: https://healtheducationyh.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/care-certificate-e-learning-programme-scenarios. The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and the findings will be used to shape the scenarios to ensure they best meet learners’ needs.

For more information about the Care Certificate visit: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/care-certificate

Free Care Certificate e-learning programme for health and care workforce

Posted on: July 16th, 2018 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) is reminding the health and care workforce about the free e-learning programme that supports the theoretical standards of the Care Certificate.

The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that the health and care workforce adhere to in their daily working life. 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.

The Care Certificate 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.

For more information about the Care Certificate visit: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/care-certificate and for details on how to register for the free Care Certificate e-learning programme visit: https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/care-certificate/

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