Care Certificate: e-learning training course
The Care Certificate e-learning course comprises an introduction and fifteen study interactive units. It is intended for Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) and Adult Social Care Workers (ASCW), including Care Support Workers, Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, and those providing support to clinical roles who have direct contact with patients.
The Care Certificate is a key component of the overall induction that employers must provide, legally and in order to meet the essential standards set out by the Care Quality Commission.(CQC)
The Care Certificate e-learning course is mapped over 30 units on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) relating to the health and social care qualifications, meaning learners can use the units covered has recognition of prior learning.
Workbooks are included that contain questions and exercises covering all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria. These can be completed on-screen or printed out and filled in by hand.
Completion and manager / assessor sign-off provides evidence towards meeting the knowledge and competence requirements of each of the units.
How Long does it take to complete?
For those starting employment and beginning the Care Certificate at the same time, the course must be completed within 12 weeks. The learner must complete the knowledge part on the e-learning course and be signed off at practical assessment by their manager or appropriate member of staff.
If you are choosing to start the Care Certificate before entering into employment in the care sector, you will need to have completed the knowledge and practical parts of the assessment within 12 weeks of starting employment. You can complete the knowledge part of the course on the e-learning before entering employment, but you will then need to ensure you are signed off at practical assessment within 12 weeks of your new role.
1 Understanding Your Role
2 Your Personal Development
3 Duty of Care
4 Equality and Diversity
5 Work in a Person-centred Way
7 Compassion, Dignity and Privacy
8 Fluids and Nutrition
9 Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
10 Safeguarding Adults
11 Safeguarding Children
12 Basic Life Support
13 Health and Safety
14 Handling Information
15 Infection Prevention and Control
Download Care Certificate Resources
- Care Certificate Guidance final
- Care Certificate Framework (Assessor)
- Care Certificate links to QCF units
- QA for General Public
- QS for Health Social Care Professionals
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