Covid-19

In light of the current Covid-19 situation a decision had been taken to cancel all face to face, non-essential training due to take place during the next 12 weeks.  LSCDG will continue to review the situation and where possible will utilise alternative digital methods of training delivery

Care Certificate

01 July 2015

As of 1 April 2015, all  social care support workers will be expected to attain a Care Certificate within their first 12 weeks of employment.  The Care Certificate replaces both the Common Induction Standards and the Minimum Training Standards. What is the Care Certificate? The Care Certificate is the start of the career journey for health & social care staff,  and is only one element of the training and education that will make them ready to practice within their specific sector.  Although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, new to care and offers this group of staff their first step on their career ladder, it is also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge. The Care Certificate sets out explicitly the learning outcomes, competences and standards of care that will be expected in both sectors, ensuring  caring, compassionate and provide quality care. The Care Certificate standards are listed below. The Standards:

  1. Understand Your Role
  2. Your Personal Development
  3. Duty of Care
  4. Equality and Diversity
  5. Work in a Person Centred Way
  6. Communication
  7. Privacy and Dignity
  8. Fluids and Nutrition
  9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
  10. Safeguarding Adults
  11. Safeguarding Children
  12. Basic Life Support
  13. Health and Safety
  14. Handling Information
  15. Infection Prevention and Control

 

Care Certificate Materials Produced by Leicestershire County Council for use by IVS (independent and voluntary sector)

Blank Worksheets & Observation Forms

Blank observation record sheet. 1

Blank worksheet. 1

Standard 1 – Understand Your Role

Care certificate training Standard 01- Understand your role

Standard 1- Understand your role- Observation record sheet. 1

Standard 1- Understand your role- Observation record sheet.

Standard 1- Understand your role- Worksheet.

Standard 2  – Your Personal Development

Care certificate training Standard 02- Your personal development

Standard 2- Your personal development Observation record sheet..2

Standard 2- Your personal development- Worksheet

Standard 3 – Duty of Care

Care certificate training Standard 3- Duty of Care

Standard 3- Duty of Care Observation record sheet..2

Standard 3- Duty of Care- Worksheet

Standard 4 – Equality & Diversity

Care certificate training Standard 4- Equality and Diversity

Standard 04- Equality and Diversity

Standard 5 – Work In A Person Centred Way

Care certificate training Standard 5- Work in a person centred way

Standard 5- Work in a Person centred Way Observation record sheet 2..2

Standard 5- Work in a Person centred Way Observation record sheet 3..2

Standard 5- Work in a Person centred Way Observation record sheet 4..2

Standard 5- Work in a Person centred Way Observation record sheet..2

Standard 6 – Communication

Care certificate training Standard 6- Communication Standard 6- Communication Observation record sheet Standard 6- Communication- Worksheet

Standard 7 – Privacy & Dignity

Care certificate training Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity

Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity Observation record sheet

Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity Observation record sheet 2

Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity Observation record sheet 3

Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity- Reflection Log

Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity- Reflection Log 2

Standard 7- Privacy and Dignity- Worksheet

Standard 8 – Fluids & Nutrition

Care certificate training Standard 8- Fluids and Nutrition

Standard 8- Fluids and nutrition- Observation record sheet

Standard 8- Fluids and nutrition- Observation record sheet 2

Standard 8- Fluids and Nutrition- Worksheet

Standard 9 – Dementia & Cognitive Issues

Care certificate training Standard 9- Dementia and Cognitive issues

Standard 10 – Safeguarding Adults

Care certificate training Standard 10- Safeguarding Adults

Standard 10- Safeguarding Adults Observation record sheet..2

Standard 10 Safeguarding adults- Worksheet

Standard 10 Safeguarding adults- Worksheet 2

Standard 10 Safeguarding adults- Worksheet 3

Standard 10 Safeguarding adults- Worksheet 4

Standard 11 – Safeguarding Children

Care certificate training Standard 11- Safeguarding Children

Standard 11- Safeguarding Children Observation record sheet..2

Standard 12 – Basic Life Support

Care certificate training Standard 12- Basic Life support

Standard 13 – Health & Safety

Care certificate training Standard 13- Health and Safety

Standard 13 Health and Safety Observation record sheet..2

Standard 13 Health and Safety Observation record sheet 2..2

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 2

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 3

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 4

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 5

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 6

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 7

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 8

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 8 a

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 9

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 9 a

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 10 a

Standard 13 Health and Safety- Worksheet 11 a

Standard 14 Handling Information

Care certificate training Standard 14- Handling information

Standard 14 Handling Information- Worksheet

Standard 15 – Infection Prevention & Control

Care certificate training Standard 15- Infection Prevention and Control

Standard 15 Infection prevention and control witness record sheet ..2

Standard 15- Infection prevention and control- Worksheet

Standard 15- Infection prevention and control- Worksheet 2

Other Useful Documents

Care Certificate mapping

Care certificate record

Care Certificate.How to meet the standards

Care Cert-Final Code_of_Conduct_Healthcare_Support[1] Framework_(Assessor)_for_website_April_2014[2]

Framework_(HCSW-ASCW)_for_website_April_2014[2]  

OTHER RESOURCES

Materials to support employers in preparing for the Certificate, including revised standards and guidance are now available for use and can be found  on the Skills for Care Website

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