Mandatory Care Training 

The Care Certificate

Eligible to train under our professional trainers programme. Recomendations that the certiifcate is completed within 3 months. 

Covers Skills for Care subjects required for The Care Certificate. The certificate can be taught by an in-house member of staff or one of our Care Industry Trainers.

There are 15 units to complete as followed:

  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 disability
  10. Safeguarding adults
  11. Safeguarding Children
  12. Basic Life Support
  13. Health and Safety
  14. Handling information
  15. Infection prevention and control
Annual Training and Refresher Training

Training, Refresher and Updates every 12 months

Please note training may be needed more often in the event of changes to work requirements or an incident requires retraining.

 

Assisting and moving people

Will be dependent on the workers role and responsibilities and appropriate training should be provided to enable the worker to:

  • be able to move and position an individual safely.
  • use equipment which may be required.
  • understand current legislation, national guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols in relation to moving and positioning individuals.
  • understand anatomy and physiology in relation to moving and positioning individuals.
  • be able to minimise risk before moving and positioning individuals.
  • know when to seek advice and/or assistance from others when moving and positioning an individual.

The trainer is recommended to have practical experience with in the last 28 days of any manual handling aid they use for demonstration and training.

 

Fire safety

  • Understand and know how to promote fire safety in the work setting.

 

Medication management

  • Understand procedures and techniques for the administration of medication.
  • Prepare for the administration of medication.
  • Administer and monitor medication safely.
  • Additional training as required such as:
  • how to administer specific medicines such as patches, creams, inhalers, eye drops and liquids.
  • Specialist training for specific medications e.g. Buccal midazolam.
  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relevant to administration of medication.
  • Know about common types of medication and their use.
Training and Refresher Training Every 3 Years

Training, Refresher and Updates every 3 years  

Please note training may be needed more often in the event of changes to work requirements or an incident requires retraining.

 

Basic life support and first aid

  • Understand and know how to follow procedures for responding to accidents and sudden illness.
  • Be able to provide basic life support.
  • First aid: The awarding organisation will set the minimum learning outcome.

We strongly recommend unconscious management, seizures, choking, shock and bleeding are added to training as a minimum. It is recommended CPR and first aid skills are practiced monthly to remain competent.  

 

Communication

  • Understand why communication is important in the work setting.
  • Be able to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals.
  • Be able to reduce barriers to communication.
  • Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality at work.

Dignity

  • Understand the principles that underpin dignity in care.
  • Maintain the dignity, respect, and privacy of the individual

Equality and diversity

  • Understand the importance of equality and inclusion.
  • Be able to work in an inclusive way.
  • Know how to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion.