Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care

Mandatory training for nurses and doctors

The Skills Platform lists a wide range of mandatory training courses which are suitable for NHS workers such as nurses, doctors and dentists. These training courses are also beneficial to care staff working in the social care setting such as a CQC registered care home or domiciliary care agency. We often get asked “What is the difference between mandatory and statutory training?” - Mandatory training differs from statutory training as they are usually made compulsory by the organisation to ensure their employees are competent to reduce risks, follow guidelines and comply with their policies. Statutory training is required by law or a statutory body such as the Care Quality Commission has instructed the organisation to carry the training to meet legislative requirements. Read our in-depth article for more details.

Organisations such as the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) are the regulators in the healthcare sector for doctors and nurses. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has provided guidance on the differences between mandatory and statutory training. Mandatory training requirements may vary depending on the job role and specific responsibilities of the employee.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can take regulatory action if health and social care providers do not meet the Regulation 18 requirements. It states that staff must receive support, training and personal development necessary for them to carry out their job role. Employees that have completed mandatory training course previously should undertake annual updates or refresher training to ensure they have the knowledge and understanding of changes in legislation and directives. Annual refresher training intervals will vary depending on the organisational requirements.

Skills for Health have created the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) for healthcare employers which provides guidance, mapping tools and learning outcomes to improve quality, reduce costs, track progress, consistency and standardisation of training.

Mandatory training can be delivered to a group in a classroom environment such as a training centre by an experienced trainer which will cover both the theory and practical elements. Alternatively, you can purchase an online eLearning bundle which starts from around £50 per person, this would be suitable for individuals that need to learn the theory elements. You should always assess your employees including their training needs, learning styles and identify skills gaps which will help you choose the most suitable delivery method.

In most cases these courses provide an all in one solution, providing an overview of all the core essentials such as health and safety,, safeguarding training, equality and diversity, moving & handling, fire safety and conflict resolution.

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Information Governance
e-Learning
£11.00
Information Governance Skills for Health
Information governance is essential training for all staff. This course includes GDPR guidance and enables learners to gain understanding of how to use principles and standards in their everyday work.... read more
Information governance is essential training for all staff. This course includes GDPR guidance and enables learners to gain understanding of... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Safeguarding Adults Level one
e-Learning
£11.00
Safeguarding Adults Level one Skills for Health
This Safeguarding Adults eLearning course provides staff in all roles within healthcare with an introduction to the key concepts and principles of safeguarding adults. The course uses a number of... read more
This Safeguarding Adults eLearning course provides staff in all roles within healthcare with an introduction to the key concepts and... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Safeguarding Children 3
e-Learning
£11.00
Safeguarding Children 3 Skills for Health
This safeguarding children course includes safeguarding children at level 3 and is suitable for workers who work with children or parents/ carers on regular basis.
This safeguarding children course includes safeguarding children at level 3 and is suitable for workers who work with children or... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Safeguarding Children Level 2
e-Learning
£11.00
Safeguarding Children Level 2 Skills for Health
The safeguarding children level 2 eLearning course provides staff with a more detailed understanding of the issues associated with safeguarding children and child protection.​
The safeguarding children level 2 eLearning course provides staff with a more detailed understanding of the issues associated with safeguarding... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Conflict Resolution
e-Learning
£11.00
Conflict Resolution Skills for Health
Conflict resolution e-learning: Develop an awareness of the risks of providing public help, dealing with conflict, and an understanding of what is available to support you in this effectively and... read more
Conflict resolution e-learning: Develop an awareness of the risks of providing public help, dealing with conflict, and an understanding of... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Care Certificate eLearning Package
e-Learning
£50.00
Care Certificate eLearning Package Skills for Health
The Care Certificate eLearning bundle provides a set of learning outcomes aligned to the Care Certificate standards. The eLearning package is provided by Skills For Health, one of the developers... read more
The Care Certificate eLearning bundle provides a set of learning outcomes aligned to the Care Certificate standards. The eLearning package... read more
£50.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Mandatory Core Skills Elearning Bundle
e-Learning
£50.00
Mandatory Core Skills Elearning Bundle Skills for Health
The Core Skills Training Framework allows employers to recognise training to a standard and reduce duplication of training. The Core Skills Mandatory Training eLearning Bundle is delivered by Skills for Health, the developers... read more
The Core Skills Training Framework allows employers to recognise training to a standard and reduce duplication of training. The Core Skills Mandatory Training... read more
£50.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Clinical/Care Core Skills eLearning Bundle
e-Learning
£50.00
Clinical/Care Core Skills eLearning Bundle Skills for Health
The Clinical/Care Core Skills Training Framework eLearning bundle allows employers to recognise training to a standard and reduce duplication of training. This eLearning Bundle is delivered by Skills for Health, the developers... read more
The Clinical/Care Core Skills Training Framework eLearning bundle allows employers to recognise training to a standard and reduce duplication of training. This... read more
£50.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Small Employer Package
e-Learning
£1095.00
Small Employer Package Skills for Health
With the Skills for Health Small Employer Package, your entire organisation can access affordable training from the leading eLearning provider to the NHS. Small employers can now benefit from the... read more
With the Skills for Health Small Employer Package, your entire organisation can access affordable training from the leading eLearning provider... read more
£1095.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Mandatory Core Skills eLearning Bundle (Primary Care)
e-Learning
£50.00
Mandatory Core Skills eLearning Bundle (Primary Care) Skills for Health
The Core Skills Training Framework allows employers to recognise training to a standard and reduce duplication of training. The Core Skills Mandatory Training eLearning Bundle is delivered by Skills for Health, the developers... read more
The Core Skills Training Framework allows employers to recognise training to a standard and reduce duplication of training. The Core Skills Mandatory Training... read more
£50.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Safeguarding Children Levels 1, 2, & 3 Bundle
e-Learning
£25.00
Safeguarding Children Levels 1, 2, & 3 Bundle Skills for Health
An authoritative introduction to Child Protection Awareness and safeguarding children at level 1, 2 & 3. This cost effective bundle offers a discount compared to purchasing the courses individually.
An authoritative introduction to Child Protection Awareness and safeguarding children at level 1, 2 & 3. This cost effective bundle... read more
£25.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Adults All Level Bundle
e-Learning
£39.00
Safeguarding Children & Safeguarding Adults All Level Bundle Skills for Health
​An authoritative introduction to Child Protection Awareness and safeguarding children at level 1, 2 & 3 and safeguarding adults at levels 1 & 2.
​An authoritative introduction to Child Protection Awareness and safeguarding children at level 1, 2 & 3 and safeguarding adults at... read more
£39.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Safeguarding Adults Level 1 & 2
e-Learning
£19.00
Safeguarding Adults Level 1 & 2 Skills for Health
This safeguarding adults course includes sessions for safeguarding adults level 1 and safeguarding adults level 2
This safeguarding adults course includes sessions for safeguarding adults level 1 and safeguarding adults level 2
£19.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Build Bespoke Bundles
e-Learning
Build Bespoke Bundles Skills for Health
Build a bespoke bundle to suit your needs from our comprehensive list of mandatory and cPD modules.
Build a bespoke bundle to suit your needs from our comprehensive list of mandatory and cPD modules.
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Vaccination & Anaphylaxis
Face-to-face
Vaccination & Anaphylaxis Charles Bloe Training
Vaccination programmes are amongst the most successful public health measures. This 5-hour interactive training workshop will be of interest to any healthcare professional who delivers or advises on immunisation.
Vaccination programmes are amongst the most successful public health measures. This 5-hour interactive training workshop will be of interest to... read more
Delivery Method
Face-to-face
Level
Beginner
CPD Points
5
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Dementia Awareness - Two Day Learning
Face-to-face
Dementia Awareness - Two Day Learning Charles Bloe Training
This insightful course explores the experience of people and their families who are living with dementia. Learners will be encouraged to explore care strategies to meet the needs of this... read more
This insightful course explores the experience of people and their families who are living with dementia. Learners will be encouraged... read more
Delivery Method
Face-to-face
Level
Beginner
CPD Points
14
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Fire Safety eLearning
e-Learning
£11.00
Fire Safety eLearning Skills for Health
Statutory training on the nature and causes of fire in healthcare facilities, with instruction in fire prevention, signage and equipment, and what to do when a fire starts
Statutory training on the nature and causes of fire in healthcare facilities, with instruction in fire prevention, signage and equipment,... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Health, Safety & Welfare
e-Learning
£11.00
Health, Safety & Welfare Skills for Health
A course covering the responsibilities of both employers and employees in ensuring that facilities are safe for staff, patients and visitors. The course also covers how to manage risk and... read more
A course covering the responsibilities of both employers and employees in ensuring that facilities are safe for staff, patients and... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Moving & Handling
e-Learning
£11.00
Moving & Handling Skills for Health
This course explains what moving and Handling is and how an injury might affect you. It explores why we need to manage risk when completing manual handling tasks and how... read more
This course explains what moving and Handling is and how an injury might affect you. It explores why we need... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Patient Moving & Handling
e-Learning
£11.00
Patient Moving & Handling Skills for Health
This session provides an introduction to Patient Moving and Handling. While Patient Moving and Handling is a very practical subject, this session aims to introduce you to the key topics... read more
This session provides an introduction to Patient Moving and Handling. While Patient Moving and Handling is a very practical subject,... read more
£11.00
Delivery Method
e-Learning