Care Certificate

Course Description

Our 3 day training programme both covers and is mapped across to the standards in the Care Certificate which now forms the core mandatory training requirement for all new staff entering health and social care as well as being an invaluable resource for upskilling of existing staff.

Course Outline

(The 3 day training course is mapped over to the following learning outcomes detailed in the Care Certificate Standards)

  • Understand your role
  • Your personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Work in a person centred way
  • Communication
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Basic life support
  • Health and safety
  • Handling information
  • Infection prevention and control

Course Duration

18hrs / 3 days


The trainer will carry out an on-going assessment.


All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.


The course can be delivered at locations to suit the client or at one of our training venues.

More About This Course

Care Certificate Course

The health and social care sector looks after some of the most vulnerable people in our society and those charged with their care need to be able do their job to the highest of standards. It’s important that anyone who is employed in the field of health and social care is qualified to carry out their duties to the very best of their abilities. Procedures, good practice and legislation are always developing and evolving so it’s important to ensure that you and all your staff are completely up to date.

What is the Care Certificate?

The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers should ensure they adhere to in their working lives. It’s been designed with the non-certificated workforce in mind and aims to ensure that everyone working in the sector possess the same introductory skills, behaviour and knowledge to provide high quality, safe and compassionate care. Care certificate training helps new entrants to the profession understand their responsibilities.

Who is the course for?

The national care certificate course is suitable for people who have secured a position in the health and social care sector.
If you’re interested in working in the sector it can help secure employment. It’s a vital part of any induction training for health care assistants, adult social care workers, healthcare support workers and home care and hospice workers and domiciliary care staff. People employed in other roles in healthcare such as porters, cooks, volunteers and drivers would benefit from undertaking some or all of the course.
The care skills certificate is beneficial to anyone who has an interest in working in the sector.

How it works

The Care Certificate is based on 15 standards. Individuals will need to complete all of them before they can be awarded the certificate.
The 15 Care Certificate Standards are as follows:
  • 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 : Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
  • 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 long does it take, and how is it assessed?

The Embark Learning care certificate course last for 18 hours and is delivered over 3 days. Assessment is by the trainer and is ongoing. All attendees will receive a certificate upon reaching the required fifteen standards. The course can be delivered at an Embark Learning training venue or in a venue of your choice.

Embark Learning can help you become a fully certificated health and social care worker

The experienced and professional team at Embark Learning can help you achieve the care certificate standards. Training is fun as well as informative and will leave you and your team inspired and enthusiastic about your roles.

Get in touch with Embark Learning today to start your care certificate journey.