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Care Certificate


The Care Certificate is a set of national standards that all health and social care workers should be working to in their daily working roles. The Care Certificate is designed for non-regulated workers and aims to provide consistency of knowledge and practical competencies to improve the quality of service provision for adults with care and support needs.

The Care Certificate was jointly developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health; it links to the National Occupational Standards for health and social care and other care qualifications.

To meet the requirements of the care certificate we offer learners a comprehensive range of courses, and workplace assessment to be completed within 12 weeks.

Subject areas on offer include (but not an exhaustive list):

  • Role of the Health and Social Care Worker
  • Duty of Care
  • Person Centred Care
  • Equality and Diversity
  • The Safe Handling and Administration of Medicines
  • First Aid Awareness
  • Moving and Handling
  • Communication and Record Keeping
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Health and Safety
  • Dementia Care

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Toni Attwood, Senior Training Coordinator, Learning and Development Team Vocational Assessment Centre

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