PRESS RELEASE: Official Care Certificate workbook developed by Highfield

Care Certificate WorkbookAn official workbook to support the launch of the Care Certificate this March has been developed by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) after it was commissioned by the Partnership of Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health responsible for implementing the initiative.

HABC, which is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations, was awarded the project by the Partnership after a successful tender bid in November 2014. The workbook will support the introduction of the Care Certificate across the health and social care sectors, and will be available for free from Partnership websites.

The introduction of the Care Certificate is one of the biggest developments in health and social care training for many years. The workbook covers all 15 standards, and includes exercises to test knowledge and understanding, learner assessment logs to monitor progress and guidance for employers delivering the Care Certificate to their employees.

Apprenticeships at Tower Project - 10Oct13It was developed by a team of experts with knowledge and experience of the health and social care sectors, and reviewed by an independent panel of employers and educators, as well as senior staff from the Partnership.

Christian Sprenger, HABC Managing Director, said, ‘We’re honoured to have developed learning resources on behalf of the Partnership to ensure the successful introduction of the Care Certificate. Learners undertaking the Care Certificate will have access to free, high-quality materials in the form of a workbook to help them with their knowledge and understanding, and to ensure the key recommendations from The Cavendish Review are met’.

490732749_5Fazeela Hafejee, Project Manager at Skills for Care, said ‘The Care Certificate workbook is freely downloadable from Partnership websites including Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. Employers will be able to download it – either as a whole or as separate standards – and use as needed so that their employees meet the requirements of the Care Certificate’.

A final draft of the workbook will be available to view at the Skills for Care Conference – sponsored by HABC – at Park Plaza, Victoria, London on 12 March 2015.

healthcare pic - 4Highfield e-learning has also developed its own interactive e-learning resource – independently of the Partnership – to support delivery of the knowledge elements of the Care Certificate, available from March 2015.

For more information on the Care Certificate, go to Health Education England, Skills for Care or Skills for Health.

For more information on HABC and its work on the Care Certificate workbook, click here.

ENDS

6 thoughts on “PRESS RELEASE: Official Care Certificate workbook developed by Highfield

  1. CAN YOU PLEASE ADVISE – DO WE HAVE TO USE THE SKILL FOR CARE WORKBOOK OR CAN WE DEVISE OUR OWN – IF SO IS IT STILL NECESSARY FOR STAFF TO WRITE IN OR CAN ALL EVIDENCE BE DOCUMENTED?
    THANK YOU

  2. Hello, could you please tell me how long it takes to complete the care certificate book? I have read 12 weeks but surely that is not the whole book. Thanks

    • Hi Janice – The pilots have shown that for full-time staff the average amount of time taken for an employee new to health or social care to demonstrate the expected competences and knowledge is 12 weeks. This will vary from organisation to organisation, and may depend upon a range of factors such as the hours worked by the learner, previous educational achievement, assessment opportunities and the availability of assessors.

      Hope this helps but if there is anything else you need please let us know.

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