Care Certificate

Care Certificate training is an important part of any health and social care role. Our digital workbooks are the perfect support aid to the care certificate assessment helping learners acquire the knowledge needed before they are assessed. The Care Certificate cannot be carried out through e-learning training alone and must be assessed by an employer.

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Course Overview


  • Intermediate
  • 7.5 hours
  • Online Study


  • Digital Workbooks
  • Virtual College Endorsed

Course description

Care Certificate training is an important part of any health and social care role.

Our digital workbooks are the perfect support aid to the Care Certificate assessment, helping learners acquire the knowledge needed before they are assessed.

The Care Certificate was introduced in 2015 as a way of ensuring that training and development for support roles in health and social care were consistent, and that everyone was working towards the same skills, knowledge and behaviour.

In order to achieve this, 15 standards were devised and together they formed the Care Certificate. It is recognised as an important part of an induction, or an effective way of refreshing or improving knowledge.

The Care Certificate cannot be carried out through e-learning training alone; the learning must be a combination of both written and practical learning.

Therefore, our digital workbooks are the perfect support aid for you in order to achieve the knowledge you need to complete your Care Certificate assessment.

The workbooks are a great way of bringing the learning into the workplace, helping to bridge the gap between knowledge and practice by showing clear links.

They also include true-to-life examples to help contextualise knowledge; key terms, and, importantly, they allow you to reflect on your practice, and demonstrate evidence of continuing professional practice in your real workplace.

You will learn

  • Our workbooks cover the 15 standards of the Care Certificate:
  • 1. Understand Your Role
  • 2. Your Personal Development
  • 3. Duty of Care
  • 4. Equality and Diversity
  • 5. Work in a Person-Centred Way
  • 6. Communication
  • 7. Privacy and Dignity
  • 8. Fluids and Nutrition
  • 9. Awareness of Mental Health, dementia and Learning Disability
  • 10. Safeguarding Adults
  • 11. Safeguarding Children
  • 12. Basic Life Support
  • 13. Health and Safety
  • 14. Handling Information
  • 15. Infection, Prevention and Control

Who is it for?

Roles including:

  • Adult social care workers
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Care support workers
  • Clinical support role


Legislation covered in the Care Certificate includes:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
  • First Aid Regulations 2013
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Equality Act 2010
  • Human Rights Act 1998
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Care Act 2014
  • Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Safeguarding Adults National Framework
  • Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety (Care Quality Commission)
  • Public Disclosure Information Act 1998
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children
  • The Children Act 1989/2004
  • The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • Children and Young Persons Act 2008
  • Protection of Freedoms Act 2012
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003

How the online courses work

  • Find a course

    To begin searching for your online training you can click on the course category section on our website and browse through all of our training categories.

    Alternatively if you already know the title of the training you’re looking for you can use the search bar located in the centre of the homepage and go directly to the course you want.

  • Buy the course

    When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.

    Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.

    If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.

  • Take the course

    This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.

    The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physical copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.

  • Your Certificate

    Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College which will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable, the learner's name, the title of the course and the date of completion.

    If you have purchased the posted certificate option, available on selected courses, a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out the following working week after completion.