Compliance Training recently helped a new client look for the best way to train new staff. These staff were brand new to care with no previous experience or relevant training. They have to complete the care certificate as a minimum as part of their induction. This can be confusing for care establishments as some have not previously taken on anyone that is new to care.
The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of specific job roles in the health and social care sectors. It’s made up of the fifteen minimum standards that should be covered if you are ‘new to care’ and should form part of a robust induction programme.
We cover these standards in our 2-day Social Care Programme. We cover the theory then the organisation is able to carry out on-the-job competencies so that staff can gain the care certificate. We spent a while with the team to educate them on requirements, best delivery methods, best practice and various options to keep the training cost and time effective.
In 2017, Compliance Training Ltd took part in the Bury Council and Business Growth Hub ‘Care Show’, held at the Elizabethan Suite in Bury. Our MD, Silvana, was invited as a key speaker to discuss the Care Certificate due to her knowledge and expertise in this and in health and social care training frameworks. Silvana spoke about ways to introduce this into induction training, options for theory-based learning and how to make competency-based assessments easier to implement with a holistic approach.
We have also helped the NHS, in a free consultancy basis on health & social care training matters, in particular with a Care Home project they have been working on over the past three years.
If you need advice on how to train new carers for the care certificate, get in touch to see how we can help you on 0161 797 4962.