Care Certificate

The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015 and it is the expectation of all those working as healthcare assistants and adult social care workers to undertake this learning as part of their induction programme.

The Care Certificate covers the learning outcomes, competencies and standards of behaviour that must be expected. It aims to make sure that healthcare staff are caring, compassionate and provide quality care in their work.

Who does the Care Certificate apply to?

Those expected to undertake the Care Certificate include non-registered care staff such as:

  • A healthcare assistant, assistant practitioner, care support worker or any position supporting clinical roles where there is direct contact with patients.

The Care Certificate provides the opportunity to develop practitioners and improve patient care.

If you wish to find out more contact the Nursing Development Team on