What are the new Care Certificate Standards that come into effect April 2015?

What are the new Care Certificate Standards that come into effect April 2015?

What are the Care Certificate Standards?


dementia-awarenessThe Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that these workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.


The Care Certificate:


  • applies across health and social care;
  • links to competences (National Occupational Standards) and units in qualifications;
  • covers what is required to be caring;
  • will equip workers with the fundamental skill they need to provide quality care;
  • gives workers a basis from which they can further develop their knowledge and skills as their career progresses.


Our ‘quality assured’ programme of training modules selected specifically for the Health and Social Care sector, provide the training and support for employers to meet their statutory obligations and enable the staff to enhance their work-skills and be rewarded with a formal qualification from an Awarding Body.


QA Associates training courses are designed to meet the new Care Certificate Standards that come into effect from April 2015. The Care Certificate Standards will be a mandatory requirement for anyone working in the health and social care sector that must be met and adhered to.


The Care Certificate Standards include:


Understanding your role within the workplace

Your personal development

Providing a duty of care

Equality and diversity

Working in a person centred way


Privacy and dignity

Fluids and nutrition

Awareness of mental health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities

Safeguarding Adults

Basic Life Support

Health and Safety

Handling Information

Infection Control and Prevention


Programmes are constructed from our extensive list of courses to provide you with the best possible combination of training and development that the Health Care Centre, the Medical Centre, the Care Home or the Social Work sector requires.

Each of our clients has a dedicated contact at QA so that we can build a relationship to ensure a continuous service. From the first meeting to the completion of your particular training, QA strives to make sure that your needs are priority number one by offering you training at times and locations best suited for you.


Below is a selection of the courses that QA Associates delivers:


Level 2 Infection Control

Dementia Awareness

Emergency First Aid at Work

Level 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace

Level 2 Fire Safety

Level 2 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Level 2 Food Safety

Manual Handling


social-carTo discuss the design of a programme that meets your needs, or to arrange training,

contact Cheryl Stapleton on 01773 300296

or email cherylstapleton@qa-associates.co.uk