Introduction to the Care Certificate

This online course gives you all you need to start a new career in the care sector and help you work with your new employer to obtain the Care Certificate.

Starting a new career can be an uphill struggle. The Care Certificate is the minimum standard for workers in the UK care sector - but how can you prepare yourself BEFORE you start working in the sector? This course was written by a trainer with over 20 years experience in the care sector and is intended to give new learners all they need to start working in a care home or home care agency. The course goes through all 15 standards in the Care Certificate giving you all you need to stand out from other applicants and land that new care assistant job.

  • Average study time:
    study time

    6 hrs

  • Personal development points (CPD):
    points

    points

  • Price:
    points

    £14.95

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Course Details

Introduction to The Care Certificate course details:
  • Clear, attractive format.
  • Easily cross reference to the standards of the Care Certificate.
  • Gain useful insights into the care sector from the author's vast experience.
  • Contains infomative background videos from the CQC and other official sources.

Benefits for you

  • Fully compliant – This course covers all the standards of the Care Certifcate one-by-one, giving you everything you need to know before you start work. Some of the standards require on-job or practical training - in these cases, we prepare you so you can make sure your employer covers what you need and when you need it. [What is the Care Certificate?]
  • Certified – All learners who pass the final exam receive a uniquely numbered, personal certificate to demonstrate their subject knowledge. Since the questions are picked randomly from database, re-sitting the exam doesn’t mean taking the same questions again and again.
  • Affordable – Our cost-effective prices represent excellent value. You can easily pay up to ten-times more for face-to-face training.  We can also offer generous group discounts on larger purchases.
  • Time-saving – Our new administration system makes it incredibly quick and simple to allocate licences to multiple learners. Learners save time too by choosing when and where they complete the training.

Course Syllabus

Introduction

  • The learning objectives of this course
  • Introduction to the Care Certificate
  • Who is the Care Certificate for?
  • A brief history of health and social care in the UK –  1
  • A brief history of health and social care in the UK –  2
  • A brief history of health and social care in the UK –  3
  • What does a good standard of care look like?
  • Inspecting Bodies in England
  • Inspecting Bodies in Scotland
  • Inspecting Bodies in Wales

Standard 1 – Understand your role

  • Standard 1 –  Care Certificate requirements…
  • 1.1 – Understanding your role

Standard 2 – Your personal development

  • Standard 2 –  Care Certificate requirements…
  • 2.1 – The personal development plan (PDP)
  • 2.2 – Example of a personal development plan

Standard 3 – Duty of care

  • Standard 3 –  Care Certificate requirements…
  • 3.1 – What is a “duty of care”?
  • 3.2 – Conflicts between the duty of care and individual rights
  • 3.3 – Conflicts between individuals
  • 3.4 – Whistleblowing policy

Standard 4 – Equality and diversity

  • Standard 4 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 4.1 – What is the difference between diversity, equality and inclusion?
  • 4.2 – Stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
  • 4.3 – Promoting equality and diversity
  • 4.4 – Equality in social care
  • 4.5 – Discrimination
  • 4.6 – Press coverage
  • 4.7 – The Equality Act 2010
  • 4.8 – Other equality and diversity legislation 

Standard 5 – Work in a person-centred way

  • Standard 5 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 5.1 – What is person-centred care?
  • 5.2 – Supporting individuals with care planning
  • 5.3 – The care plan
  • 5.4 – Developing a care plan
  • 5.5 – Care records
  • 5.6 – Possible consequences of poor care planning
  • 5.7 – What does the CQC look for in care planning?

Standard 6 – Communication

  • Standard 6 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 6.1 – Styles of communication
  • 6.2 – Checking you have been understood
  • 6.3 – Resources for improving your communication
  • 6.4 – Makaton

Standard 7 – Privacy and dignity

  • Standard 7 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 7.1 – Maintaining privacy and dignity

Standard 8 – Fluids and nutrition

  • Standard 8 –  Care Certificate requirements…
  • 8.1 – Food Hygiene
  • 8.2 – Food contamination 1 – poisons, allergens etc.
  • 8.3 – Food contamination 2 – micro-organisms
  • 8.4 – Reducing the risk of food poisoning
  • 8.5 – Food allergens 
  • 8.6 – Handling food
  • 8.7 – Food storage and cooking
  • 8.8 – High and low risk foods
  • 8.9 – Food Safety Legislation
  • 8.10 – Nutrition 
  • 8.11 – What is malnutrition?
  • 8.12 – The signs of malnutrition
  • 8.13 – Hydration
  • 8.14 – The signs of dehydration

Standard 9 – Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disabilities

  • Standard 9 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 9.1 – What is Mental Illness?
  • 9.2 – What are the care implications of mental illness?
  • 9.3 – What is Mental Capacity?
  • 9.4 – The Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • 9.5 – The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • 9.6 – Planning for the future – Powers of Attorney
  • 9.7 – Planning for the future – Advance Decisions
  • 9.8 – Planning for the future – Deputies

Standard 10 – Safeguarding adults

  • Standard 10 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 10.1 – Types of abuse
  • 10.2 – Possible causes of abuse
  • 10.3 – Safeguarding and vulnerable adults
  • 10.4 – Disclosure 
  • 10.5 – Statistics
  • 10.6 – Safeguarding legislation

Standard 11 – Safeguarding Children

  • Standard 11 – Care Certificate requirements…

Standard 12 – Basic life support

  • Standard 12 – Care Certificate requirements…

Standard 13 – Health and safety

  • Standard 13 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 13.1 – Employer responsibilities – 1 
  • 13.2 – Employer responsibilities – 2
  • 13.3 – Employee responsibilities
  • 13.4 – Inspections 
  • 13.5 – Introduction to health and safety
  • 13.6 – Health and safety pictograms
  • 13.7 – Risk assessment –  1
  • 13.8 – Risk assessment –  2
  • 13.9 – What you can and cannot do without training
  • 13.10 – Moving and assisting
  • 13.11 – Moving and assisting – The spine and its function
  • 13.12 – Moving and assisting – Lifting safely
  • 13.13 – Responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • 13.14 – Medication and healthcare tasks
  • 13.15 – Handling hazardous substances
  • 13.16 – Fire safety – Obligations
  • 13.17 – Fire safety – What is fire and how does it spread?
  • 13.18 – Fire safety – Prevention
  • 13.19 – Fire safety – What to do when there is a fire
  • 13.20 – Fire safety – Fighting fires
  • 13.21 – Fire safety – Facts and figures
  • 13.22 – Working securely
  • 13.23 – Stress management
  • 13.24 – Working with display screen equipment
  • 13.25 – Health and safety legislation

Standard 14 – Handling information

  • Standard 14 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 14.1 – Safeguarding and personal information
  • 14.2 – Information governance
  • 14.3 – The Caldicott Report
  • 14.4 – Information legislation

Standard 15 – Infection prevention and control

  • Standard 15 – Care Certificate requirements…
  • 15.1 – Microorganisms
  • 15.2 – How infections spread
  • 15.3 – Effective hand hygiene
  • 15.4 – Protective clothing
  • 15.5 – Infected or soiled linen and clinical waste
  • 15.6 – Legislation

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