Care Certificate


The Care Certificate is designed for staff who are new to care, but it also provides opportunities for existing staff to update or improve their knowledge.

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Course Outline

Following the Cavendish Report, which identified the need to provide more consistent preparation for health and social care workers for their roles, the Care Certificate was developed.

The Care Certificate sets the learning outcomes, competencies and standards of care that will be expected in both the health and social care sectors. This will ensure that the Health Care Support Worker and Adult Social Care Worker provides quality care and is compassionate and caring.

This learning resource has been written for everyone who is involved in the care sector and is aimed to give all new staff, supervisors, and managers the essential knowledge needed to offer the very best professional approach. The course is available both online and as a paper-based product.

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This course has undergone a rigorous independent accreditation process by The CPD Group.

Our training materials, support structure and processes have been certified as robust and of the highest quality,

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Why Study This Course?

The programme of study is designed to complement your practical work, as it will help you to underpin your practice with theoretical knowledge. It will also give you the opportunity to look at parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.

The programme is divided into fifteen core standards, each concentrating on an important aspect of the Care Certificate as listed on the Contents page which follows.

  • Helps to underpin your practical work with theoretical knowledge
  • Covers parts of your job that you may not currently be involved with
  • Covers the fifteen core standards as outlined in the Cavendish Review


  • Standard 1: Understand your role
  • Standard 2: Your personal development
  • Standard 3: Duty of care
  • Standard 4: Equality and diversity
  • Standard 5: Work in a person-centred way
  • Standard 6: Communication
  • Standard 7: Privacy and dignity
  • Standard 8: Fluids and nutrition
  • Standard 9: Mental health, dementia & learning disabilities
  • Standard 10: Safeguarding adults
  • Standard 11: Safeguarding children
  • Standard 12: Basic life support
  • Standard 13: Health and safety
  • Standard 14: Handling information
  • Standard 15: Infection prevention and control

How it Works

The programme is completed using a comprehensive blended learning resource pack which can be kept after completion to record a staff member’s development in the subject. Assessment is through the completion of activities in the workbook, some practical demonstration of skills and a final multiple choice question paper. Your tutor/mentor/manager will be required to assess your work.

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available when purchasing the Care Certificate course, therefore the registration fee, certification fee, Tutor guide and end of unit examination are included in the course price for you.