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Care Certificate & Award in Health and Social Care (Accredited course) – Cohort 24
4 October - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
This course is part-funded with a charge of £60 per delegate.
6 day course via Zoom
All sessions must be attended and coursework completed within agreed timeframes (T&C’s apply).
Day 1: 04/10/21 – 09:30 – 16:00
Day 2: 05/10/21 – 09:30 – 16:00
Day 3: 07/10/21 – 09:30 – 16:00
Day 4: 08/10/21 – 09:30 – 16:00
Day 5: 11/10/21 – 09:30 – 16:00
Day 6: 12/10/21 – 09:30 – 16:00
The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors.
It is made up of the 15 minimum standards that should be covered if you are ‘new to care’ and should form part of a robust induction programme.
The Care Certificate:
– is the beginning of the career journey for those new to care
– is a foundation for health and adult social care integration
– ensures those new to the sector are supported
– is endorsed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
– is a CQC expectation – all employers should now be offering it.
Learners from HCPA member organisations will also gain a Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care alongside the knowledge elements of the Care Certificate
By the end of the course learners will be able to:
– Explain the principles and values that underpin work in health and social care
– Summarise ways to respect and value those who access services
– Identify what is meant by ‘person‐centred’ support
– Explain importance to individuals of ‘person‐centred’ support
– Recognise the most common types of dementia
– Identify the signs and symptoms of common types of dementia
– Recognise good practice in caring for an individual living with dementia
– Explain protection and safeguarding
– Identify the range of service provision available in health and social care
– Summarise the range and scope of roles within health and social care
– Explain the importance of healthy eating
– Recognise the importance of drinking enough to stay healthy
– Explain the main responsibilities of workers and employers for health and safety
– Summarise the importance of assessing risk in relation to health and safety
– Identify the importance of key areas of health and safety
– Recognise what contributes to the reduction of the spread of infection
– Explain the implications of duty of care
– Explain support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care
– Identify how to respond to complaints
– Summarise the importance of equality and inclusion within health and social care settings
– Explain the effects of discriminatory attitudes and behaviours on individuals
– Identify the factors that affect equality and inclusion of individuals
*Please note, as this is a virtual course, practical demonstrations and competency checks for Basic Life Support and Moving & Assisting will need to be completed on-site by a suitable person within the organisation
Learners will be expected to attend all sessions, complete coursework within agreed timeframes (T&C’s apply), be engaged in learning, participate in all activities including group discussions, and share their own experiences of working in the care sector, whilst respecting confidentiality
A Onefile (e-portfolio) profile will be created on the learners behalf to support them in the completion of their course