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The Care Certificate (Online)


This course is a great introduction to learning the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide safe and compassionate care. It's perfect for those starting work as healthcare assistants, care support workers, assistant practitioners or anyone working in the health and social care setting.

The course is delivered via e-learning, webinars or blended learning and by a CPD accredited and Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

This course is for anyone that works in health and social care, including Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Care Support Workers and those giving support to clinical roles in the NHS where there is any direct contact with patients.

It’s designed for new staff but it is also a useful refresher for existing staff. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) expects all health and social care providers to provide the Care Certificate course to their staff.

Our online courses give you the flexibility to manage your life and studies

  • 24-hour access to your online course
  • Maintain earning power while you learn
  • Study around work or family commitments
  • Study in the comfort of your own home.

Start dates and fees

This course is FREE for adults aged between 19 and 23 who have a full Level 2 qualification (or higher), and adults aged 24 and over irrespective of prior attainment level, if they are unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or are employed but earn less than £20,319 per year.

This course costs £25 for adults aged between 19 and 23 who have a full Level 2 qualification (or higher), and adults aged 24 and over irrespective of prior attainment level, if they are employed and earn more than £20,319 per year, or are unemployed but not in receipt of benefits.

The course cannot be funded for adults aged between 19 and 23 with a prior attainment level less than a full Level 2 qualification, therefore a fee of £50 is payable.

If you currently work in a small to medium business in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, you may be entitled to this course FREE of charge via the reskill and recover project. Find out more.

What will I study?

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

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

Total time to achieve this course is 7 hours.


Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

Next steps

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