Mandatory Training Courses for Nurses and NHS Care Staff

Mandatory training for nurses and doctorsThe 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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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
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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.
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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.​
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Information Governance
e-Learning
£11.00
Information Governance Skills for Health
Information governance is essential training for all staff. This course enables learners to gain understanding of how to use principles and standards in their everyday work. Modules include an Introduction... read more
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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.
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Anaphylaxis: patient diagnosis and treatment
e-Learning
Anaphylaxis: patient diagnosis and treatment RCNi Learning
Learn how to recognise and treat anaphylaxis - a severe and potentially life-threatening condition that is becoming increasingly common. This module explains the pathophysiology, causes and treatment of this condition.
Location(s)
Online
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.
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Skills For Health eLearning (Unlimited Bundle)
e-Learning
£75.00
Skills For Health eLearning (Unlimited Bundle) Skills for Health
Access all of Skills for Health's eLearning courses for one learner including materials aligned to the Care Certificate, Statutory/Mandatory Core Skills Training Framework & the Clinical/Care Core Skills Training Framework.
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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
Level
Beginner
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Cancer Information Prescriptions
e-Learning
Free
Cancer Information Prescriptions Skills for Health
Free Course: Cancer Information Prescriptions are a quick and easy way to find reliable information about your condition and local services. This through this Macmillan Cancer Support endorsed Elearning session,... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Dementia Awareness
e-Learning
£11.00
Dementia Awareness Skills for Health
This dementia awareness course helps healthcare practitioners to understand the symptoms and characteristics of dementia. Learners can also find out more about the support that is available to people with... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Mental Health Awareness
e-Learning
£11.00
Mental Health Awareness Skills for Health
Learn about the main types of mental health conditions, along with their respective symptoms and treatments. This course aims to raise awareness of a healthcare professionals' interaction with people who... read more
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Safeguarding Children Level 1
e-Learning
£11.00
Safeguarding Children Level 1 Skills for Health
An authoritative introduction to Child Protection Awareness and safeguarding children at level 1. Suitable for all healthcare workers as an introduction to safeguarding children.
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
Safeguarding Children Level 2 & 3
e-Learning
£19.00
Safeguarding Children Level 2 & 3 Skills for Health
This safeguarding children course includes safeguarding children at level 2 and level 3 and is suitable for workers who work with children or parents/ carers on regular basis.
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online
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.
Qualification
Certificate of attendance/completion
Location(s)
Online