As of 1 April 2015, all social care support workers will be expected to attain a Care Certificate within their first 12 weeks of employment. The Care Certificate sets out the basic skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to give safe, effective and compassionate care. There are over 1.3 million healthcare assistants and social care support workers working in England. They play a vital role providing people with some of the most personal and fundamental support – eating, washing, dressing, help getting out of bed or going to the toilet.
It will be awarded to staff in health and care roles who can demonstrate that they meet each of the 15 Care Certificate standards, which include caring with privacy and dignity; awareness of mental health (including dementia and learning difficulties); safeguarding; communication; and infection control.
The Care Certificate will be now completed in place of the former Common Induction Standards and is the first step on the career ladder for those entering the social care sector. ProTrainings are able to offer the training courses nationally or at your workplace to meet all the theory modules of the Care Certificate and soon an online course. For more information please call 01206 805359.