Care Certificate

Care Certificate
Premier Care Academy takes pride in providing and investing in the development of staff to ensure they reach their full potential. 
The academy provides staff with a comprehensive induction programme that incorporates achievement of the Care Certificate.

About the Care Certificate

The Care Certificate was officially launched in March 2015 and replaces the Common Induction Standards (CID) and the National Minimum Training Standards (NMTS).

The Care Certificate was developed by Health Education England (HEE), Skills for Care and Skills for Health working together to create minimum care standards in response to the Cavendish Review. 

In March 2015, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) welcomed the Care Certificate referring to it is ‘best practice’ for the induction of new health and social care workers. Premier Care should be able to demonstrate that staff have, or are working towards gaining the skills as set out in the Care Certificate.

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Aim of the Care Certificate

The aim of the Care Certificate is to equip health and social care workers with the knowledge and skills which they need to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.
Although the Care Certificate is designed for new staff, it also offers opportunities for existing staff to refresh or improve their knowledge.

The Standards

  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 disabilities
  10. Safeguarding adults
  11. Safeguarding children
  12. Basic life support
  13. Health and safety
  14. Handling information
  15. Infection prevention and control

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Premier Care's Online Training

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Numeracy Skills – The Care Certificate

Good numeracy skills are essential in many aspects of care, whether it’s helping patients monitor ongoing conditions, assisting them with their medications and dietary requirements, or making sure they get to appointments on time. 

Functional everyday math’s skills are a vital aspect of the new Care Certificate, and having the confidence and competence to use numbers to make decisions in everyday life will not only improve your professional performance as a Home Care Support worker, but your personal life.

The National Numeracy Challenge Online can support you to improve your numeracy skills and confidence. It is a confidential, friendly, easy to use interactive website, designed to assess and improve users' everyday maths skills in manageable steps, while building their self-confidence along the way. 

The Challenge Online will set achievable targets, provide users with the best available online learning resources to help them improve, and it will monitor your progress. 

Find out more about the Challenge Online and how you can take the check-up on the National Numeracy website.

National Numeracy
The Care Certificate is just the start to your career journey. Call Premier Care today to find out more. 
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