Delivering Excellence Through Assessment

Delivering Excellence Through Assessment. Knowledge plays a fundamental role in competence and we believe that checking knowledge is the starting point for quality care.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the draft Care Certificate proposals and in particular the very clear focus on the need to evidence the transfer of learning into the workplace – which after all is what really counts!


Page 3: Assessment

Evidence of performance must be undertaken in the workplace during the learners’ real work activity and observed by an assessor.  Learners can practice new skills in a classroom but the assessment evidence must be collected during real work activity.

This is a significant change and makes it clear that people must be able to apply what they have learnt in their day to day role, it is no longer about attendance and making sure the training matrix is up to date, because the evidence must be gathered during real work activity.

Page 2: Care Certificate in Context

“The Care Certificate replaces the Common Induction Standards and the NMTS and sets out what workers must know and be able to do.

The guidance is still in draft but the direction of travel is clear – it is about safety to practice, which links really neatly into what CQC are incorporating into their new version of inspection using SOFI and talking to people and staff.

This has been our ethos for many years and we are looking forward to supporting our customers to re-use all of the evidence they have already generated using the Common Induction Standards online assessments.  Everyone who has a valid licence for the Common Induction Standards assessments will get access to the Care Certificate assessments to dramatically reduce the volume of work required from March of 2015.

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