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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.
What is the Mandatory Training required to be a Care Assistant?
Hi Sheila, can you list all training which is required to become an care assistant?
Thank you for your question.
These questions are never straightforward but I recommend that you refer to the Ongoing Learning and Development in Adult Social Care publication which was written by Skills for Care including:
- How effective learning and development can lead to a knowledgeable and skilled workforce
- A list of the recommended minimum learning and development areas in which adult care workers should be competent
- When and how learning should be refreshed
- Statutory requirements regarding worker training and competence
- How to support both care and non-care workers’ learning and development.
I think you will find this publication extremely helpful.
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions.
For Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA), care is Sheila's life. She possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business, and as a leader in the care sector.
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