Both CQC guidance and Skills for Care advice highlight the responsibility of the service provider and registered manager to continue to improve care standards through a well-trained workforce.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the health and social care regulator for England. Their aim is to ensure better care for everyone in hospital, in a care home and at home. Training is a key component in ensuring standards of service are met. Increasingly, providers are required to provide evidence that health and social care training is not only being provided, but that learners are achieving specific outcomes. Legislative requirements must be adhered to.
More and more care providers are achieving their CQC outcomes with the support of high quality online courses from Embrace-learning.
We guarantee that by using our courses your staff training will:
- Meet CQC standards of compliance for continuing professional development
- Be available on demand 24/7, 365 days a year
- Cost a fraction of conventional classroom training
- Provide certificates of achievement on successful completion
- Provide reports demonstrating CQC compliance
The list below summarises key recommendations from Skills for Care, which should be included in learning and development plans. Refresher training should also be included in the overall learning and development plan.
|Training recommended by Skills for Care||Provided and evidenced by embrace-learning|
|Health, Safety & COSHH Training|
|Moving and Handling Awareness|
|Infection Control Awareness|
|Food Safety and Hygiene|
|Medication, safe handling awareness|
|Learning Disability Awareness|
|Mental Capacity Act|
|Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards|
N.B This is not a complete list of training requirements.
Upon successfully completing the course and passing any associated assessments, the learner is able to download and print off their own certificate as evidence of learning and CPD hours completed.
Regardless of industry or sector, most employees are now required to undertake some form of CPD. As we work predominantly in knowledge and service economies, the updating of skills and knowledge is critical in keeping abreast of industry changes, maintaining professional competence and ensuring that qualifications do not become obsolete.