Assessing the Care Certificate
Helping you to assess the Care Certificate
To be an assessor you must have a thorough understanding and direct experience in what you’re assessing. This could be a qualification related to the role of assessor but there is no requirement for assessors of the Care Certificate to hold any assessor qualification.
To help you assess and to support you with this role we have created a new online tool Helping you to assess the Care Certificate which will support you through every step of putting a new worker through the Care Certificate. This includes:
- the Care Certificate standards
- the Care Certificate assessor
- assessment of the Care Certificate
- quality assurance
- resources to support delivery of the Care Certificate
We also are running a series of events aimed at helping you to assess the Care Certificate. These are available across the country.
We’ve also issued guidance to support assessors responsible for making the decision if a care worker has met the 15 standards of the Care Certificate.
We’ve produced a guidance document to help assessors understand the Care Certificate framework.
You can use the self-assessment tool and reflective log with new workers before they start their induction so you can tailor it to their training needs.
Download our assessment plan, observation record and feedback sheet.
Examples of a completed assessment plan, observation record and feedback sheet are also available.
We have also put together six assessment opportunities to help you further with assessing workers on the Care Certificate: