For all newly appointed, new to care Healthcare Support Staff Band 1-4

The Care Certificate is an identified set of national standards  to be undertaken by Band 1 – 4 Healthcare Support Workers who are newly appointed to CPFT, new to care, have no Health and Social Care qualifications or have a Health and Social Care qualification over five years old. 

The Care Certificate  was developed as part of the Cavendish Review work, jointly by Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care and launched nationally in 2015.

CPFT will support staff in achieving the Care Certificate through the provision of a robust programme of induction within the first 16 weeks consisting of learning and development, assessment and support.


The Care Certificate Standards are as follows:

  • Understand your role
  • Your personal development
  • Duty of care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Work in a person centred way
  • Communication
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Basic Life Support
  • Health and Safety
  • Handling information
  • Infection prevention and control


If you are a newly appointed, new to care Healthcare Support Worker we look forward to working together with you to support your achievement of this new exciting Certificate programme.  


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