In order to be signed off against their Care Certificate staff will not have to complete a set of mandatory training courses. Instead they will have to evidence that they have relevant knowledge and understanding of the standards set out in the Care Certificate and, most importantly, that they are able to put this into practice for their job role.
Under the requirements of the Care Certificate each member of staff must have an individual portfolio, including evidence that their practice has been assessed in the workplace during the health or social care worker’s real work activity as observed by an assessor. This assessor will usually be their manager or supervisor, they do not need to be a qualified NVQ/QCF assessor. However, the registered manager has the responsibility of verifying the quality of teaching and assessment that has been provided before signing off the Care Certificate themselves.