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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.

09th May 2018

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?


Dear A,


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.


Best wishes.




*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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