The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that gives everyone the confidence that health and social care workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.
The standards were developed by Skills for Health, Skills for Care and Health Education England as part of the Cavendish Review work to ensure that these could be applied across both sectors.
The standards are assessed by an occupationally competent person within the organisation such as a registered nurse.
Evidence must be:
Valid - Relevant to the standards for which competence is claimed
Authentic - Produced by the learner
Current - Sufficiently recent for assessors to be confident that the learner still has that same level of skills or knowledge.
Reliable - A genuine representation of the learner’s knowledge and skills.
Sufficient - Meets all the requirements of the standards in full.