Care Certificate

 

Care Certificate

WeekContentContact and delivery
Week 1Induction & Initial assessment
Self-assessment
Standard 2: Your personal development
Standard 1: Understand your role
Standard 6: Communication
Standard 15: Infection Prevention and Control
Internet
Internet/post
Individual Learning Plan
Panel (directed discussion)
Face to Face (taught)
Face to Face (taught)
Week 2Standard 1; 6; 15
Reflective log
Independent research
Tel tutorial – workbook
Self-directed/employer discussion
Self-directed
Week 3Standard 4: Equality and diversity
Standard 5: Working in a person-centred way
Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity
Code of Conduct of Care Workers & 6 C’s
Safe medication support (Standard 13)
Face to Face (assignment)
Face to face (taught)
Face to Face (taught)
Directed discussion
Face to face (taught)
Week 4Standard 3; 4; 5
Reflective log
Independent research
Tel tutorial - workbook
Self-directed/employer discussion
Self-directed
Week 5Completion of workbooks
Reflective log
Independent research
Observation planning
Internet support & Tel tutorial
Self-directed/employer discussion
Self-directed
Panel discussion
Week 6Assessment of standards completed
Observation of practice
Reflective discussion
Panel
Observation and feedback
Panel
Week 7Standard 3: Duty of Care
Standard 9: Awareness-mental health; dementia and learning disability
Standard 10: Safeguarding adults
Standard 14: Handling Information
Face to face (taught & assignment)
Face to face, internet programme & assignment
Face to face (taught)
Face to face (taught & assignment)
Week 8Standard 3; 10; 14
Reflective log
Independent research
Tel tutorial
Self-directed/employer discussion
Self-directed
Week 9Standard 8: Fluids and nutrition
Standard 12: Basic Life support
Standard 13: Health and safety
Move and assist
Face to face (taught & assignment)
Face to face (taught)
Face to face (taught & assignment)
Manufacturer equipment training
Week 10Standard 8; 12; 13
Reflective log
Independent research
Observation Planning
Tel tutorial – workbook
Self-directed/employer discussion
Self-directed
Panel discussion
Week 11Standard 2: Your personal development
Observation of practice
Reflective discussion
Review of ILP, (directed discussion)
Observation and feedback
Panel discussion
Week 12Completion of workbooks
Assessment of standards completed
Reflective discussion
Internet support and Tel tutorial
Panel
Panel discussion

Please Note: You will need to achieve and provide evidence that you have met all of these Standards to achieve the recognised Care Certificate (this evidence will be required to be held by your employer). If you are a Personal Assistant you may wish to complete only a selection of units, we offer individual plans to meet your needs.

Standard 1

  • Understand their own role
  • Work in ways that have been agreed with their employer Understand working relationships in health and social care
  • Work in partnership with others

Standard 2

  • Agree a personal development plan
  • Develop their knowledge, skills and understanding

Standard 3

  • Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Understand the support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care
  • Deal with comments and complaints
  • Deal with incidents, errors and near misses
  • Deal with confrontation and difficult situations

Standard 4

  • Understand the importance of equality and inclusion
  • Work in an inclusive way
  • Access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion

Standard 5

  • Understand person-centred values
  • Understand working in a person-centred way
  • Demonstrate awareness of the individuals’ immediate environment and make changes to address factors that may be causing discomfort or distress
  • Make others aware of any action they may be undertaking that are causing distress or discomfort to individuals
  • Support individuals to minimise pain or discomfort
  • Support the individual to maintain their identity and self-esteem
  • Support the individual using person centred values

Standard 6

  • Understand the importance of effective communication at work
  • Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals
  • Understand how to promote effective communication
  • Understand the principles and practices relating to confidentiality
  • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Support the use of appropriate communication aids/technologies

Standard 7

  • Understand the principles that underpin privacy and dignity
  • Maintain the privacy and dignity of the individual in their care
  • Support an individuals’ right to make choices
  • Support individuals in making choices about their care
  • Understand how to support active participation
  • Support individuals’ in active participation in their own care

Standard 8

  • Understand the principles of hydration, nutrition and food safety
  • Support individuals to have access to fluids in accordance with their care plan
  • Support individuals to have access to food and nutrition in accordance with their care plan

Standard 9

  • Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities
  • Understand the importance of promoting positive health and well-being for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability
  • Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities
  • Understand the legal frameworks, policy and guidelines relating to mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities
  • Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided

Standard 10

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults
  • Reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Respond to suspected or disclosed abuse
  • Protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally

Standard 11

  • Provide basic life support

Standard 12

  • Understand their own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and safety in the work setting
  • Understand risk assessment
  • Move and assist safely
  • Understand the procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness
  • Understand medication and healthcare tasks
  • Handle hazardous substances
  • Promote fire safety
  • Work securely
  • Manage stress

Standard 13

  • Handle information

Standard 14

  • Prevent the spread of infection