An 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.
It 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’.
Fazeela 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.
Highfield 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.