Download a template of the certificate to award workers who have completed the Care Certificate.
Download the Care Certificate template
You can also download a word version to add your own logo to the certificate.
It is only valid if the Care Certificate logo remains on the top right and your logo appears on the bottom right.
Help for home care providers
We’ve worked with the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) to put together a guidance document and case study for home care providers delivering the Care Certificate.
Care Certificate assessment guidance for homecare providers
Homecare provider case study
Help for recruitment agencies
We know that many care organisations use recruitment agencies to help meet their workforce demands.
We’ve contributed to and recommend new guidance produced by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) the professional body for recruitment agencies in the UK.
It helps members and their clients understand who is responsible for delivering different aspects of the Care Certificate, and how collaborative working can be mutually beneficial.
Practical guidance for Shared Lives Scheme delivering the Care Certificate
This guidance has been produced by Shared Lives Plus and approved by us.
It provides a general explanation of the Care Certificate with specific reference to Shared Lives, as well as practical guidance on the assessment of performance (observations).
Practical guidance for Shared Lives schemes delivering the Care Certificate
Carer competency record
The Avalon Group have created a carer competency record to help monitor the progression and competency of carer's completing the Care Certificate.
Care Certificate - carer competency record
The Care Certificate flowchart
Future Directions has created a flowchart which can help you see the process you need to go through when putting workers through the Care Certificate.
Care Certificate flowchart
e-Learning for the Care Certificate
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) has released an e-learning programme to support the theoretical component of the national Care Certificate.
Aimed at both students and their assessors, the e-learning resource provides sessions to support theoretical knowledge for each of the 15 standards and post-session questions to encourage reflection and discussion about how to apply each standard in their place of work.
The programme has been developed using existing materials that were developed with the help of HEE, Skills for Care and Skills for Health. The e-learning is free to access for health and social care workers via the e-LfH Hub: Care Certificate.
For more information on the Care Certificate e-learning programme click here.
Group activities for team meetings
These group activities use real-life scenarious from social care settings to help you assess and develop the core skills of your workers.
Read the guidance notes to see how you can use them in the workplace.