To suit different needs, we provide three delivery options for the same Care Certificate 15 Standards course content. They aren't interchangeable. See
1) Care Certificate Standards 1 to 15 with Fifteen courses in one bundle. Each Care Certificate Standard having it's own course and completion certificate. Total 15 completion certificates, one for each Care Certificate Standard. See https://www.coursesforjobs.com/bundles/care-certificate-standards-fifteen-courses-in-one-bundle
2) Care Certificate content as One Large Course with one Completion Certificate. See
3) Care Certificate 15 Standards elearning bundle plus Bonus Course.
16 courses in one learning bundle, comprising 15 courses with each Care Certificate Standard having it's own course and completion certificate; and a Bonus course. Total 16 completion certificates, one for each of the 15 Care Certificate Standard and one completion certificate for the Bonus course.
Learners can choose one delivery option according to their preferences, but note that they aren't interchangeable.
The Care Certificate is an induction training programme for new starters within health and social care.
The Care Certificate is a key component of the overall induction that employers must provide to their staff, legally and in order to meet the essential standards set out by the Care Quality Commission.
The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health.
The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It is made up of the 15 standards that should be provided during induction training for those new to care work, and ideally also for those changing jobs, and should form part of a robust induction programme.
The Care Certificate is line with the latest UK legislation and meet the requirements set out by Skills for Care and endorsed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and other professional and regulatory bodies in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Who is the Care Certificate for?
- Healthcare Assistants
- Social Care Support Workers
- Allied Healthcare Workers
- Team Leaders
- Voluntary Staff working in all areas of care
- Anyone changing jobs within the care sector
- Anyone who has not studied for a while and needs an update
Requirements for the Care Certificate:
- The Care Certificate is openly available to everyone
- No prior learning knowledge or experience is required
- Your time
- Your motivation
- Access to an internet-enabled device to login to the course.
How this Care Certificate course is delivered
This Care Certificate Standards 1 to 15 course is delivered in plain text reading materials made for easy access for low internet-bandwidth devices, and small screens such as mobile phones and tablets.
This delivery style makes our Care Certificate course inclusive for busy people who may not necessarily have access to a broadband-connected desktop during their working day or night, and also for international students whose internet-connectivity may be of low bandwidth.
No downloads required during the course. On completion a Digital Certificate is available to the student which they can take a screenshot of, instead of download.
This Care Certificate Standards 1 to 15 is available to everyone, in the UK or outside the UK. There are no geographical restrictions, and no eligibility criteria.
The Care Certificate Standards 1 to Standard 15 is delivered online by Courses For Jobs Ltd in our secure password-protected LMS (Learning Management System).
All the learner needs to undertake this course is a functioning email address so that their login details can be emailed to the learner.
How this Care Certificate course is assessed
The online materials include quizzes and activities.
Completion of the assessments provides evidence towards meeting the knowledge and competence requirements of each of the unit standards.
Career path after completion of the Care Certificate
After completion of the Care Certificate, successful learners will:
- Apply for jobs in care
- Care Assistants can enrol on to the Level 2 Diploma in Care (RQF) which is recognised by Skills For Care and CQC
- Existing care staff changing jobs can use the Care Certificate to show evidence of keeping up to date.
Detailed Course Content of the 15 Care Certificate Standards
Care certificate Standard 1 - Understand Your Role
- Your responsibilities as a care worker,
- Understand own role
- Work in ways that have been agreed with your employer
- Understand working relationships in health and social care
- Work in partnership with others
Care certificate Standard 2 – Your Personal Development
- importance of personal development at work,
- understand different types of qualifications in the UK
- how to create your personal development plan and why this is important.
- how to develop your own knowledge, understanding and skills
- Understand core skills,
- use of supervision, appraisals and SMART objectives.
Care certificate Standard 3 – Duty of Care
- the importance of duty of care in your role,
- how duty of care contributes to safe practice,
- support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care,
- the ways to deal with comments, complaints, incidents, errors and near misses in your work,
- using policies and incident forms.
Care certificate Standard 4 – Equality and Diversity
- the meaning of equality, diversity, discrimination,
- the different types of discrimination, at the barriers to equality and diversity in care, The Equality Act 2010 and the nine protected characteristics.
- how to work in an inclusive way
Care certificate Standard 5 – Work in a person-centred way
- Understand person-centred values
- the importance of working in a person centred way, including the 6Cs of care,
- factors that may cause discomfort or distress
- how to support individuals to minimise pain or discomfort
- how to support the individual to maintain their identity and self-esteem
- how to support individuals using the person-centred approach, the Care Act 2014 and the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Care certificate Standard 6 – Communication
- effective communication and why it is important in your role,
- different types of communication, including verbal and non-verbal communication,
- how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals,
- how to support the use of communication aids and technologies
- why confidentiality in care is vital, and when confidentiality can be broken.
Care certificate Standard 7 – Privacy and dignity
- the principles that underpin privacy and dignity in care,
- how to maintain and respect privacy and dignity, and raise concerns
- helping individuals to make informed choices
- how to support active participation
Care certificate Standard 8 – Fluids and nutrition
- the importance of nutrition and hydration,
- importance of food safety and the relevant food safety legislation
- how to assess nutrition and hydration needs in a person-centred way
- circumstances that may affect an individual’s food and drink choice, such as beliefs, preferences, health conditions, medicines and support needed for individuals to eat and drink.
Care certificate Standard 9 – Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability
- awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities,
- relevant key legislation,
- the ways to promote communication with individuals who have learning disabilities,
- common mental health problems,
- meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided
Care certificate Standard 10 – Safeguarding Adults
- the importance of safeguarding vulnerable adults
- what constitutes harm
- why an individual may be vulnerable to harm or abuse
- types of abuse that can occur, including Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness
- signs and symptoms that indicate when a person is being abused,
- relevant legislation that applies to safeguarding vulnerable adults,
- how to reduce the likelihood of abuse
- how to record and report any safeguarding concerns.
Care certificate Standard 11 – Safeguarding Children
- the importance of safeguarding children,
- types of abuse children can experience
- signs and symptoms that indicate a child is being abused.
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Risk factors that increase the likelihood of abuse of a child in their own home
- Your Role in Safeguarding Children
- how to record and report safeguarding concerns.
Care certificate Standard 12 – Basic life support
- basic life support training,
- importance of CPR and the role of hand-only CPR,
- signs and causes of cardiac arrest,
- causes of an obstructed airway
- treatment of choking in adults, infants and children
- UK Resuscitation Council Resuscitation Guidelines
Care certificate Standard 13 – Health and Safety
- health and safety in care settings,
- main health and safety legislation that apply to health and social care workers, employer and employee responsibilities,
- health and safety in relation to administering medication, needles and sharps, moving and handling and using correct PPE
- promoting fire safety
- working securely
- managing stress
Care certificate Standard 14 – Handling information
- agreed ways of working and legislation regarding the recording, storing and sharing of information,
- importance of secure systems for recording, storing and sharing information,
- the eight Caldiott Principles,
- data protection principles and relevant legislation,
- how you can report concerns regarding the recording, storing or sharing of information internally, whistleblowing and reporting concerns externally
- data breaches and how to avoid them
- principles of good record keeping
- responsibilities of health and social care organisations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Care certificate Standard 15 – Infection control
- different types of infections,
- the chain of infection, the entry and exit routes of transmission and how to break the chain of infection,
- short-term and long-term consequences of infections
- employer and employee responsibilities regarding infection control
- effective hand hygiene
- principles of safe handling of infected or soiled linen and clinical waste
The 15 Standards of the Care Certificate covered in this course can also be taken as individual courses. Those who want a "pay-as-you-go" option can use the links below to study each Care Certificate Standard at £1 each.
- Care Certificate Standard 1 - Understand your role
- Care Certificate Standard 2 - Your personal development
- Care Certificate Standard 3 - Duty of care
- Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and diversity
- Care Certificate Standard 5 - Work in a person-centred way
- Care Certificate Standard 6 - Communication
- Care Certificate Standard 7 - Privacy and dignity
- Care Certificate Standard 8 - Fluids and nutrition
- Care Certificate Standard 9 - Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
- Care Certificate Standard 10 - Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- Care Certificate Standard 11 - Safeguarding children
- Care Certificate Standard 12 - Basic life support
- Care Certificate Standard 13 - Health and safety
- Care Certificate Standard 14 - Handling information
- Care Certificate Standard 15 - Infection prevention and control
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