20th February 2020

care certificate logoTogether with Skills for Care and Health Education England, we have undertaken a light touch review of the Care Certificate Assessor Document to ensure that it is up to date. The Care Certificate Standards themselves remain the same.

The updates to the Assessor Document are detailed below:

Care Certificate Assessor Guidance Document Changes – January 2020

Page 2 - CQC Essential Standards to CQC Fundamental Standards

Page 3 – remove references to QCF

Page 5 – update references to qualifications, ‘on-programme’ learning and mapping document

Page 6 – update to section on National Care Certificate Workbooks

Standard 3: Duty of Care – deleted text related to 5.d from Notes on Assessment as this was a repeat of the information in the table above

Standard 8: Fluids and nutrition – additional examples included under Notes on Assessment

Standard 11 Safeguarding Children pages 42 & 43 – clarification of requirements for adult social care workers

Standard 13: Health and Safety – move section on 13.3c from Notes on Assessment to 13.3c in table above

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