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Care Certificate

This course covers the knowledge components of all 15 Care Standards in the Care Certificate! This course can be taken 100% online, blended or in a classroom, contact us for face to face training!

This Course Includes:

  • Endorsed by Skills for Care & TQUK
  • 15.0 hrs CPD Certificate
  • Evidence Based Training Certificate
  • Instant printable wall certificate
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual

Course Details

Video Playtime

11 hours and 6 minutes




Keith Sleightholm



Care Certificate at a Glance

We have been recognised as an endorsed provider from Skills for Care, earning the prestigious distinction as a Centre of Excellence within training and health & social care.

Certificate Validation: This course primarily focuses on the theoretical aspects of the Care Certificate. To successfully complete this certification, learners are required to demonstrate their practical skills in a workplace setting and receive validation from a qualified individual. This involves completing our online course and subsequently presenting your certificate and mapping document to your manager, who will coordinate the competency validation process in your workplace.

The certificate holds a lifelong validity, although we strongly recommend annual refresher training to ensure the ongoing maintenance of your competency. Your commitment to staying up-to-date is greatly appreciated.

Welcome to our Care Certificate course, designed to provide new employees with essential knowledge and skills. This course encompasses 15 standards and recommendations established by Health Education England, Skills for Care, and Skills for Health.

During this course, you will explore the knowledge-based units and receive comprehensive evidence-based learning statements to track your progress. This documentation, in addition to the final exam, ensures a thorough understanding of the material.

We also offer a training portfolio to record your training journey throughout the Care Certificate program, aiding in your continuous workplace development. For your convenience, delegates will receive a tracking document that allows care managers to confirm the completion of competency-based units, ensuring all practical requirements are met before the Care Certificate is issued.

The Care Certificate is a mandatory requirement for all individuals entering the care sector. Ideally, it should be completed before commencing work and must be finalised within twelve weeks of employment. This course is also suitable for existing staff seeking to refresh or enhance their knowledge.

Our online course includes a practical module for hands-on skill practice, which can be conducted locally. We also offer the flexibility to integrate classroom-based and online qualifications to expand your knowledge and create tailored training packages. If necessary, we can arrange nationally recognised practical lessons to complement your learning.

Please note that basic life support skills are covered in this course, but successful completion of the module requires a practical lesson, which can be organised at a national level if needed.

We are committed to supporting your training needs in the care sector and offer various regulated qualifications that can be seamlessly integrated into your Care Certificate training package.

Care Certificate Recommendations

Health Education England, Skills for Care, and Skills for Health collaboratively put forth several recommendations, which were subsequently approved by the Department of Health Governance Assurance Board:

  1. Standards Retained with Amendments: The 15 standards are to be retained, albeit with some modifications.

  2. Completing All 15 Standards: To earn the Care Certificate, individuals will need to successfully complete all 15 standards.

  3. Priority for New Staff: Employers are encouraged to prioritise the Care Certificate for new staff members who are new to the care sector.

  4. 12-Week Timeframe: The recommended timeframe for full-time individuals to complete the Care Certificate remains at 12 weeks.

  5. Employer Responsibility for Quality Assurance: Employers will bear the responsibility for ensuring the minimum level of quality assurance for the Care Certificate and the certification process itself.

  6. Supportive Materials: To facilitate implementation, a variety of materials will be made readily available for employers to freely download and use. These resources are designed to aid in the successful adoption of the Care Certificate.

  7. Individual Standards as Single Courses: Additionally, we offer each of the 15 standards as individual courses to provide flexibility in learning.

  8. Replacing Previous Standards: The Care Certificate serves as a replacement for both the Common Induction Standards and the National Minimum Training Standards.

For further information regarding the Care Certificate, please feel free to reach out to Skills for Care.

Furthermore, please note that this qualification, along with most of our other ProTrainings qualifications, has received endorsement from TQUK, underlining our commitment to higher levels of compliance and quality assurance.

We encourage companies, organisations, or agencies to get in touch with us to explore group discounts and learn more about onsite training options. Additionally, our system can be utilised to effectively track and monitor the training progress of your staff. Your staff's development is our priority, and we are here to support you in achieving your training goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use this course?

The Care Certificate Course is perfect for:

  • Care workers
  • Nurses
  • Social care
  • Health care assistants
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Care, support workers
  • Anyone supporting clinical roles in the NHS where they have direct contact with patients
  • Home care workers
  • Porters
  • Volunteers
  • Cooks
  • Drivers

Can I gain the Care Certificate 100% online?

The care certificate has two parts, the knowledge part and the competence part.  The knowledge part you can complete using the ProTrainings video online course or in a class course nationwide and the competence part you complete in the workplace.  The only exception is the CPR module which can be simulated in the class. Phone 01206 805359.

I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

We have a network of over 1000 approved and monitored instructors to deliver a short skill training session nationwide or we can come to your workplace to deliver the training. This blended training saves class time and provides the same qualification. Contact us on 01206 805359 to discuss your options.

What is CPD and why is having Certified CPD important?

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development and is required in many business sectors. Even if you do not require a set CPD credit level, having Certifed CPD ensures the quality of training. ProTrainings are the highest gold standard of CPD ensuring that all courses are externally verified and mapped to the highest levels.