Care Certificate

250 videos, 11 hours and 6 minutes

Course Content

About the Care Certificate

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Comprehensive Guide to the Care Certificate in Health and Social Care

The Care Certificate is an integral part of induction training for health and social care workers, designed to equip them with essential skills and knowledge. This guide explains the process and significance of the Care Certificate in your professional development.

Employer's Responsibility in Induction Training

Employers are responsible for providing induction training, which may include the Care Certificate, to ensure staff possess the necessary skills and knowledge for their roles.

Role of the Care Certificate

The Care Certificate outlines fundamental competencies required in health and social care settings. Each standard must be completed and assessed before working independently.

Phased Completion and Supervision

Completion of the Care Certificate can be phased, allowing you to work without direct supervision on standards you have met.

Additional Training and Qualifications

The Care Certificate complements but does not replace job-specific training. Additional courses may be required to enhance knowledge and competency.

Significance of the Care Certificate

While not a license to practice, the Care Certificate certifies training completion and competency. It can contribute to evidence for regulated qualifications and apprenticeships.

Certification and Documentation

Your employer is responsible for awarding the Care Certificate and providing a copy for your records. Keeping this certificate, along with any relevant documentation, is beneficial for future employment opportunities.

Online Course and Practical Assessment

This online course covers the theoretical aspects of each Care Certificate standard. Practical competencies must be assessed in the workplace before working independently.

Tracking Your Progress

Tracking documents are available in the student download area to monitor your progress through both the theoretical and practical components of the Care Certificate.