Assessing the Care Certificate

Helping you to assess the Care Certificate  

To assess the Care Certificate you must have a thorough understanding of and direct experience in what you’re assessing. You must also be confident and competent in workplace assessment.

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 

Helping you to assess the Care Certificate


The assessor document introduces the Care Certificate and provides an overview of how to deliver and assess it. It provides detailed information on how the Care Certificate Standards should be assessed.

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 planobservation record and feedback sheet.

Examples of a completed assessment planobservation 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: