The Care Certificate Assessors Award

The Care School Limited
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

The Care Certificate is mandatory process for all new Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) and Adult Social Care Workers. Replacing Common Induction Standards training this course applies across the health and social care sector and is in effect from 1st April 2015.

This course is aimed at all staff responsible for observing and assessing new staff in their care organisation. Each student will learn what is required by internal assessors and how they can observe and assess the fundamental Care Certificate standards

Course Content:

The course will cover:

  • Key concepts and principles of assessment
  • How assessment arrangements can be adapted to meet the needs of individual learners
  • The uses, benefits and drawbacks of different assessment methods, including the use of simulation and those that involve the use of technology
  • Issues related to equality, diversity and, where relevant, bilingualism, that may affect the assessment process and how to address these
  • How to make sure that assessment decisions are made against specified criteria and are valid, reliable and fair
  • How to judge the authenticity and currency of evidence and what to do when there is doubt
  • The range of information that should be made available to learners
  • How to record and store assessment decisions, who they should be made available to and the data protection and confidentiality guidelines that should be followed
  • The relevant procedures when there are disputes concerning assessment
  • Standardisation processes and how to contribute to these
  • The value and purpose of continuing professional development for assessment practitioners
  • Guidelines for assessment planning as appropriate to own area of responsibility
  • The types of risks that may be involved in the assessment process and how to manage these
  • How to determine when evidence is sufficient to make an assessment decision
  • Factors to consider when providing feedback to learners
  • The current criteria against which assessments are made and the current regulations and requirements relating to their assessment
  • How to co-operate and work effectively with others involved in the assessment process
  • How to use The Care School Assessment sheets including practical use of assessment paperwork
  • Cross referencing assessments for different standards

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course each student will be able to:

  • Identify key concepts, principles and types of assessment
  • Recognise how to differentiate the assessment process to meet people‚Äôs individual needs
  • Highlight how to assess in a way that respects equality and diversity making the assessment process fair
  • Determine the correct way for documenting assessment decisions
  • Identify key aspects of Data Protection and confidentiality
  • Examine standardisation processes and how to implement these internally
  • Highlight how to plan for assessments and your responsibility within that process
  • Determine how to use the Care Certificate Assessment forms
  • Identify how to make assessment decisions
  • Highlight how to feedback assessment decisions to learners
  • Recognise how to cross reference assessments for different standards
  • Write evidence as a vocational assessor
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the standards and regulations specific to the care sector

Dates available on arrangement

The Care School Limited can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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