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Trial Skills for Care’s new support materials for the Care Certificate
< January 2020

Trial Skills for Care’s new support materials for the Care Certificate

Skills for Care have been working with the sector to develop additional resources to support the delivery and achievement of the Care Certificate across the following specialisms: dementia, mental health and learning disability and lone working. They looking for providers to test and feedback on the resources throughout the month of February.

The resources aim to help you to apply the Care Certificate when working in specialised areas and are being designed to support the delivery of induction to new workers or to experienced workers who have no or little knowledge about the specialism.

What does this mean?

  • Content and examples have been given showing how The Care Certificate standards and assessment could be put into the context for the specialised setting/service.
  • They provide examples of how delivery and assessment can be put into context within the specialised areas.
  • They provide an overview of how the content of the Care Certificate could be considered in their specialised area of work.

The use of these resources isn’t compulsory, and won’t impact the current approach and requirements of induction or the content of the Care Certificate which remains unchanged. 

Skills for Care are looking for interested parties to test and feedback on the draft resources throughout the month of February 2020.

  • Does your service support people with dementia, learning disabilities or mental health conditions and are you actively delivering or supporting workers to achieve the Care Certificate?
  • Are you actively delivering or supporting lone workers to achieve the Care Certificate?

If you can answer yes to either of the above questions’ they’d love to hear from you.

They are looking for providers who would be prepared to apply and test the resources in the actual delivery, achievement and assessment of the Care Certificate.

You can get involved in different ways: 

1.    Take part in a scoping webinar (approx. 90 mins). This will include an overview of the project, details of the testing required, resources, expectations and activities.

2.    Provide feedback through a telephone interview (approx. 60 mins), questions will be provided prior to the interview.

3.    Skills for Care will visit your service and observe the resources in use, such as through delivery of your induction, assessment and review of a worker’s knowledge and competence in line with the Care Certificate standards (approx. 120 mins).

If you’d like to take part in the testing of these resources, please complete the short survey by 20 January 2020. It’ll take no more than five minutes to complete.

After the closing date Skills for Care will be in touch to confirm next steps.

Click here to start the survey. 

 

Learn more on the 'get involved' section of the skills for Care website or click here to sign up by 20th February 2020.

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