Care Certificate answers are designed to support you complete the Care Certificate. Our completed Care Certificate workbooks are available to download for free.
What is the Care Certificate?
The Care Certificate is an entry-level accreditation for new starters in the health and social care sector, developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health.
The Care Certificate is made up of 15 standards, each covering a topic forming part of a robust induction programme to care. Each standard of the Certificate has an attached workbook that learners can use to record their knowledge and demonstrate their understanding of the assessment criteria.
We have developed our care certificate answers as pdf workbooks which contain examples assessors are expecting to see in your work. The PDF’s are protected so cannot be edited – this is to help you put your own answers into your workbooks. As with all of our resources they are completely free, this includes our Care Certificate answers.
For each Care Certificate standard, we are also producing a study guide to help you complete everything in line with the assessment framework. This will also help you understand exactly what your assessor is looking for.
Standard 12: Basic Life Support Completed
We hope this Care Certificate answers resource will help you complete your Care Certificate safely and effectively and help support your future career development.
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To find out What is the care certificate, you can download the introduction here:
What is the Care Certificate?
The Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care and 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 15 minimum standards that should be covered if you are ‘new to care and should form part of a robust induction programme.
Is the Care Certificate Mandatory?
The Care Certificate is not a mandatory requirement. However, the Care Quality Commission will expect that appropriate staff who are new to services which they regulate will achieve the competencies required by the Care Certificate as part of their induction.
Where can I find answers to the Care Certificate?
We provide the answers to the Care Certificate on our website www.freesocialcarelearning.co.uk
Who is licensed to provide the Care Certificate?
According to Skills for Care, no provider has been ‘licenced’ to award the Care Certificate. Such a licence does not exist. No providers are accredited to deliver the Care Certificate. Some organisations may have had their training externally quality assured by a third party and we would encourage providers to explore this option but no provider has been ‘accredited’ to deliver the Care Certificate.
How much does the Care Certificate cost?
We provide the Care Certificate resources for free. Skills for Care say they would advise employers to exercise caution before purchasing and check the added value of these priced resources compared with the free materials already available.
Can you fail the Care Certificate?
The Care Certificate is not designed for people to fail – it is designed to support your career in health and social care. The course is designed in such a way that you keep adding to your evidence portfolio until you have enough evidence to meet the criteria to pass – we are available to support you to help you pass.
Who needs to complete the Care Certificate?
In theory, no one “needs” to complete the Care Certificate as it is not mandatory. However, it is recommended for those who are entering a health and social care role. IF you work for example in one of the following settings, adult social care worker, you provide direct care in a residential home, nursing home, hospice or are a home care worker.
How do I answer my care certificate questions?
There is no one right answer to the care certificate. Our study guides will give you example model answers to help you answer your workbook with the answers that your assessor will be looking for.
Can you get all the answers for the Care Certificate?
Yes, we provide model answers for the Care Certificate to help you with the type of answer your assessor will be looking for. The answers we provide are to help you with your study and should not be simply copied.
Do I need to do the Care Certificate if I already have a Diploma in Care?
Many of the assessment criteria for the Level 2 and 3 Diploma/NVQ do map to the Care Certificate, however it will up to your employer if they wish you to complete the Care Certificate or not. This will depend on the companies policy.