29 / 7 / 2014 2.22pm
From April 2015, all new care assistants, support workers, and assistant practitioners in health and social care settings will be expected to complete the ‘Care Certificate’ within the first few months of their employment.
This is the result of a recommendation made in the Cavendish Report, and is intended to drive up standards in the training and development of health and social care support workers.
The certificate is currently being developed by Health Education England (HEE), and the Skills Councils for care and health.
Have your say
As well as being formally piloted by 29 organisations across both sectors, HEE is inviting comments on the draft plans and documentation from those who will be implementing it. We are collecting responses from employers in the NHS until Friday 29 August, which we will submit to HEE in early September. Find out more about developments so far, and how you can have your say on our Care Certificate Pilot web page.