The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.
The Care certificate is based on 15 fundamental standards of patient care. All standards are to be completed prior to Care Certificate completion. Along with the presentations viewable from the top right hand side of the page, we have supplied below all 15 standards work books for information only. It is not mandatory to complete the workbook assessments but they have been provided for information only. If you do wish to complete the workbook assessments please discuss with the Care Certificate Team.
- Standard 1 - Understand your role
- Standard 2 - Your personal development
- Standard 3 - Duty of care
- Standard 4 - Equality and diversity
- Standard 5 - Work in a person-centred way
- Standard 6 - Communication
- Standard 7 - Privacy and dignity
- Standard 8 - Fluids and nutrition
- Standard 9 - Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities
- Standard 10 - Safeguarding adults
- Standard 11 - Safeguarding children
- Standard 12 - Basic life support
- Standard 13 - Health and safety
- Standard 14 - Handling information
- Standard 15 - Infection prevention and control
Each standard is underpinned by full learning outcomes and assessment criteria.
Evaluation of knowledge is completed by a combination of face-to-face, e-learning and Clinical Skills.net assessments.
Learners must also complete a series of work based observations along side their line manager, supervisor or other suitable professional.