Care Certificate Elearning

Learn more about our Care Certificate elearning & how you can complete it conveniently online

Skills for Care & CQC Compliant Care Certificate Elearning

Our Care Certificate elearning has been designed to align with the Skills for Care Care Certificate outcomes. This means there is a question that meets each learning outcome across the tests your learners will complete. Because of this, you can be sure that your staff are completing the award exactly as Skills for Care and Skills for Health intended. This also means you can satisfy the requirements of your CQC inspector completely and comprehensively using our care certificate online course.

Why Choose CareTuition Care Certificate Elearning?

Our courses are designed to meet wider academic standards in an accessible format. We believe our learning materials meet the high standards required by schools and colleges, and the learning outcomes required under the Qualifications and Credit Framework. We know our courses are of a higher quality than many other available resources, and that’s why some of our learning materials are free to access.

The Care Certificate Knowledge Element & Practical Observations

The Care Certificate is meant to teach the ways of working necessary to provide care safely and to the required standard. However, it does not teach all the practical skills required for care. For example, it does not contain learning for moving and assisting people. It therefore cannot provide an complete induction training programme without further learning.

The Care Quality Commission expects that induction training should follow Care Certificate standards. CQC inspectors will want to see induction programmes which are based upon the Standards, and ideally evidence that the Care Certificate is being delivered in full. While the Care Certificate provides some scope for providers to tailor their training, its outcomes can be mapped to recognised qualifications. These include QCF qualifications such as Level 2 Health & Social Care.

Care Certificate Workbooks

Care Certificate workbooks are available for providers to teach and assess on paper. However, trainers will need to work through over 100 learning outcomes. Using a Care Certificate online course allows you to save time marking workbook answers. This means online learning resources like CareTuition Care Certificate elearning are more cost effective to use.

Care Certificate Elearning for Care Worker Induction

The Care Certificate is a defined set of training standards. It is intended to form an induction for people new to the health and social care industries. It was jointly developed by Skills for CareHealth Education England and Skills for Health. When it was developed, the intention was to align social care training with nursing and healthcare. Also, it was meant to be transferrable between employers.

It comprises 15 ‘Standards’ as follows:

  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

How Should the Care Certificate be Assessed?

There is no requirement for a formal teaching or training qualification to be held by the person assessing the Care Certificate. This runs contrary to popular belief! The only requirement is for that person to be deemed ‘occupationally competent’ by the provider. This means they should have a robust working knowledge of the subject matter. Holding a Health & Social Care qualification would meet this criteria, but so would relevant experience.

There are two different elements of the Care Certificate:

  • The Knowledge element
  • The Competency element

Written work, one-to-one discussions or multiple choice assessments can be used to meet the knowledge element.

The competency element must be met by formal observations in the workplace. In a small number of cases simulated workplace situations can be used too.

Care Certificate online courses like the CareTuition Care Certificate elearning do not need to be assessed by a competent person. Because our online courses are scored automatically, you can be sure your candiates have learned consistently and completely. This also saves you a huge amount of time!

Care Certificate Elearning

The Care Act (2014)​

The Care Act was not directly linked to the Care Certificate, but the two were a year apart. What’s more, knowledge of the Care Act forms part of Care Certificate learning. It brought in new duties for local authorities to provide care to vulnerable people within their districts by law.

The principles of wellbeing and person centred care were introduced by the Care Act. The Care Certificate is centred around these principles. Also, a key element of the Care Act is safeguarding. It brought in a responsibility for councils to investigate and respond to concerns raised around abuse. Again, the Care Certificate provides training around safeguarding for two of the Standards:

  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children

Our online Care Certificate course has solid content on safeguarding. In fact, it’s our most in-depth subject!

The Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct – or Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England – was introduced with the Care Certificate in 2015. It is about the attitudes and behaviours expected of people involved in care. Again, person centred care, promoting wellbeing and upholding privacy & dignity are guiding principles.

Why was the Care Certificate Introduced?

The Care Certificate was introduced in 2015 because social care and healthcare training standards were so different. It is meant to bring social care training in line with nurses and other healthcare professionals. This is to make the skills, knowledge and behaviours the same across the board. It is also meant to be transferred between employers as a recognised induction training standard. This means when you complete our Care Certificate online course you’ll be gaining a certificate recognised by employers!

What was the Cavendish Review?

The Cavendish Review in 2014 lead to the Care Certificate being put together. The review was conducted by Camilla Cavendish in response to the Francis Inquiry. Before this, there were widespread partnership failings & abuse scandals. The inquiry found that the roles of nursing and healthcare assistant in the NHS were not operating in harmony. It was found that the training provided across social care was inconsistent. The training was also very different to healthcare training. Key recommendations were for similar training across the health and social care sectors, and for robust induction standards.

The Francis Inquiry​

The Francis Inquiry was published in 2013 ahead of the Cavendish Report. It was a response to such failings as the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where neglect lead to patient deaths. It called for a culture of openness  between health and social care providers and fundamental standards for both. Also, it gave rise to more stringent CQC inspection standards and a focus on preventing abuse and neglect in health and social care.

Care certificate Assessment Requirements

There is no requirement for a formal teaching or training qualification to be held by the person assessing the Care Certificate. This runs contrary to popular belief! The only requirement is for that person to be deemed ‘occupationally competent’ by the provider. This means they should have a robust working knowledge of the subject matter. Holding a Health & Social Care qualification would meet this criteria, but so would relevant experience.

There are two different elements of the Care Certificate:

  • The Knowledge element
  • The Competency element

Written work, one-to-one discussions or multiple choice assessments can be used to meet the knowledge element.

The competency element must be met by formal observations in the workplace. In a small number of cases simulated workplace situations can be used too.

Care Certificate online courses like the CareTuition Care Certificate elearning do not need to be assessed by a competent person. Because our online courses are scored automatically, you can be sure your candiates have learned consistently and completely. This also saves you a huge amount of time!

Care Certificate Elearning & Other Courses

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The Care Certificate / CareTuition

The Care Certificate

All the recognised UK training standards for care work in one high-quality course.

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£5

Safeguarding Adults

Learn the principles of keeping vulnerable adults safe from harm by preventing neglect & abuse.

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£5

Handling Information

Learn how to handle sensitive personal data & how it should be shared under UK law.

 

The Care Certificate / CareTuition

£20

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The Care Certificate

All the recognised UK training standards for care work in one high-quality course.

£5

5/5

 

Safeguarding Adults

Learn the principles of keeping vulnerable adults safe from harm by preventing neglect & abuse.

 

£5

5/5

 

Handling Information

Learn how to handle sensitive personal data & how it should be shared under UK law.

 

5/5

£5

Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability

Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability

Gain an understanding of mental disorders and conditions affecting the brain.

5/5

£5

Infection Prevention & Control

Learn the basics of preventing the spread of infection and disease in a care setting.

5/5

£5

Fluids and Nutrition

 

Find out how to support people with their hydration and provide a balanced diet.

Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability

£5

5/5

 

Mental Health, Dementia & Learning Disability

Gain an understanding of mental disorders and conditions affecting the brain.

 

£5

5/5

 

Infection Prevention & Control

Learn the basics of preventing the spread of infection and disease in a care setting.

 

£5

5/5

 

Fluids and Nutrition

 

Find out how to support people with their hydration and provide a balanced diet.

 

 

Care Certificate Standards​

There are 15 ‘standards’ in the Care Certificate which cover different subject areas of care. Learners must demonstrate knowledge of each area to complete their training & meet the learning objectives. Our Care Certificate elearning course covers each of these standards as a short course. Also, you can buy each of the courses individually as refresher training or to complete a care certificate course started at another employer. Here’s what you can expect from each of the Care Certificate standards

Understand Your Role is a basic introduction to care work and how to follow agreed ways of working such as care plans. It explains the working relationships typically found in care work, and working in partnership with others. This is where the responsibilities of employers and employees required by law will be learned. Learners will be taught national guidelines and training standards like the care certificate and the code of practice. They will discover how to understand and follow agreed ways of working such as policies and procedures. The required codes of behaviour for care workers will be introduced, such as confidentiality, dignity and neutrality.

Your Personal Development teaches the concept of constant learning and development in care work. With Your Personal Development, learners will understand what a Personal Development Plan is and why it is important in care work. The importance of developing skills, knowledge and understanding throughout their work in care will be emphasised. Learners will understand the importance of continuing personal development in health and social care. They’ll learn how to assess and evaluate their own performance outside of formal learning. The role of supervision and appraisal will be discussed and understood.

Duty of Care is an important standard for everyone new to care work. It sets out the guiding principle of keeping people safe above all else. This module is an in-depth look at the legal obligations of care workers and the expected codes of practice. It explores the duty to abide by agreed ways of working and sets out the minimum standards of care required by law. Also, it sets out the obligation to report incidents, accidents and near misses. Most importantly, it highlights the duty to report neglect and abuse.

Equality & Diversity emphasises the importance of treating people fairly and with equity. It explores ways of working that avoid discrimination and promote inclusion. Learners will understand the importance of promoting person centred values. They’ll see how to provide equality of opportunity in terms of access to support. Legislation such as The Equality Act 2010 will be explored and obligations under the law explained.

Working in a person centred way is a concept that is key to all care work. In this module learners will understand the importance of putting individuals at the centre of decisions about their care. They will understand how to minimise pain and discomfort, and maintain identity and self esteem. The concept of advocacy will be introduced, and the importance of care planning and ways of promoting dignity for vulnerable people are explored. Future and end of life care planning will be explained and ideas around mental capacity introduced.

Communication is an important aspect of all care work. This module will help learners to understand how to meet the communication needs of the people they support. It will explore the different ways that communication can be achieved where verbal communication is a challenge. Ensuring communication has been understood will be learned by exploring different techniques. The concept of informed consent is introduced, and the importance of confidentiality is explained. Also, when to break confidentiality under the duty of care will be explained. Learners will explore legislation such as GDPR and the Human Rights Act 1998.

This module teaches the importance of privacy and dignity throughout health and social care. The concepts of promoting independence of choice and supporting choice are introduced and active participation is explained. Supporting privacy and dignity and issues around mental capacity are explored along with supporting informed choices. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is introduced to learners and its key principles are explained.

Fluids and nutrition will cover the safe preparation of food and the importance of a balanced diet. It will introduce the principles of hydration, nutrition and food safety. The importance of nutrition and hydration for health and wellbeing will be explained. Also, the elements of a balanced diet will be learned. Different types of food hazard are explored and learners are taught how to minimise any risks. Safe storage and preparation of food are explained and learners are taught how to prevent bacteria and other pathogens harbouring and entering the body. Learners will understand how to recognise the signs of poor nutrition or hydration and what steps to take to avoid or remedy them.

This module teaches learners how to support mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. They will understand how to adapt the support provided to the specific requirements of a mental health, dementia, or learning disability condition. It explains the importance of promoting positive health and wellbeing for people with mental health, dementia, or learning disability. Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia are explored. There is advice on how to support people living with the condition. Learning disabilities, depression, anxiety and psychosis are explained and ideas around support are learned. Legislation around mental health and capacity is introduced, and broader legislation is explained. Finally, mental capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and advance care planning is taught.

Abuse and neglect are key issues in health and social care, and the concept of safeguarding is important for keeping people from harm. With safeguarding adults, learners are taught safeguarding in greater detail. The responsibility to prevent harm through neglect or abuse is underpinned, and the responsibility to report issues is learned. Also, issues around privacy and dignity are explained. This underlines the importance of reporting abuse and the dilemmas surrounding it. Key legislation such as the Care Act 2014 is introduced and explained. The concept of whistle blowing is also introduced to the learner.

Safeguarding children teaches the types of abuse children are at risk from and explains the urgency of reporting child abuse. Important differences are underlined, like the diminished capability of children to keep themselves safe. Learners understand the importance of the wellbeing of parents and guardians. They learn about such aspects of risk as online social networking. Legislation relating to safeguarding children is outlined and explained, such as the Childrens Act 1989.

Basic life support provides the learner with a theoretical knowledge of basic life support. It should be emphasised that practical training should be provided as required for each setting. Learners will understand the theory of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. They will learn the procedure for responding to casualties, including getting help and raising an emergency response.

Health and safety is a key part of health and social care. Lone working and assisting with mobility can pose a significant risk. Upon completion of this module, learners should understand the basic obligations of everyone in the workplace with regard to health and safety. They will understand the health and safety procedures governing fire safety, hazardous substances and responding to accidents. For health and social care, the principles of moving and assisting safely, medication and healthcare tasks are understood.

Handling information is an important aspect of health and social care. The legal obligations to keep information confidential and to divulge it as the situation dictates are learned through this module. Learners will understand their responsibilities towards the people they support. They will know how and when to reveal information in support of keeping people safe. Key legislation such as GDPR and The Freedom of Information Act is learned and issues such as technology are covered. The different ways in which information is stored and communicated and their relevant risks are discussed. Also, the risks around care plans are covered.

Infection prevention and control is key to all work in health and social care. Learners are taught the basic principles of preventing the spread of infection, such as hand hygiene and use of PPE.

They will understand how infection manifests and spreads, including pathogens and how they harbour and enter the body. Awareness is taught round vulnerable groups and infection, and the associated extra risks.

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Our course content is carefully designed to meet the learning outcomes of the Care Certificate. This helps you ensure your staff are meeting the knowledge element in full, leaving your Registered Manager to use workplace observations, hypothetical scenarios and group activities to complete the Care Certificate to your requirements.

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