Care Certificate and Medication L2 Award - Get your staff trained for free*

We have a number of options you can use to meet the Knowledge requirements of the Care Certificate:

  • PERFECT FOR NEW STAFF - A GREAT QUALITY FUNDED OPTION. Over 4 days with us your new recruits cover both the Care Certificate (Knowledge) and the Skills for Care funded, nationally recognised, Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines (RQF**).
    All is taught in the classroom, usually your workplace, by experienced and qualified trainers with extensive adult social care experience.
    Your new staff get top quality training - you get certificates and workbook evidence for inspections and quality assurance, covering not just the Care Certificate, but also the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines – a much more in-depth and nationally accredited alternative or supplement to your usual in-house medication training. The funding that the Level 2 Medication Certificate (RQF) attracts, subsidises the Care Certificate training we do with your learners.
    Basically, we do the Medication Certificate for the funding value available from Skills for Care, and the Care Certificate Knowledge Standards for free. Whilst there is no bespoke funding available to cover the cost of the Care Certificate, so long as we have a cohort of around 6 or more people completing the 4 day course to the Awarding body’s quality standards, we can cover Care Certificate Knowledge Standards for just the funding value of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines (£300 per learner). If you need help accessing Workforce Development Funding, just let us know and we'll get you started.
  • On-line e-learning package. Highfield HABC, with the help of Social Works Ltd have developed the Care Certificate's 'paper based' materials being rolled out nationwide by Skills for Care. To complement these materials, Highfield and Social Works have developed an on-line suite of materials covering the Care Certificate's Knowledge elements. Learners can complete all 15 standards as and when convenient using a virtual training suite. This practical and versatile solution can cost as little as £20 (plus VAT) per learner, depending upon how many licences are bought.

For each standard there are elements the learner needs to know (Knowledge), and elements they need to demonstrate practically in the workplace (Competence/Practice).  Only once they have completed both the knowledge and the practical elements can a manager sign the staff member off as competent to work unsupervised. 
Help with the Competency assessment of new staff against the Care Certificate:
  • Once new workers have finished their training on the Knowledge elements of the Care Certificate, they need to have their competence assessed in the workplace by their employer. Employers can do this however they wish within the Guidance issued by Skills for Care. To help we have a proforma for a holistic assessment we share with our customers to make this as straightforward as possible for them.

Contact us to find out more, and remember that we can 'mix and match' elements from the above to meet your particular requirements.

*Please note the 4 days funded training covers all Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Use of Medicines (RQF), as well as all the Care Certificate Knowledge Standards except Basic Life Support, which you can either cover inhouse, or we can do it for you over an additional ½ day training at £250 + VAT).
**RQF stands for Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is the latest evolution in nationally accredited vocational training and is replaces the more familiar QCF (Qualification Credits Framework).

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