When changing employer, would I be required to completing the care certificate? | QCS

Hi Sheila, I have level 5 diploma. When changing employer would I be required to complete the care certificate?

Sheila Scott
Answered by Sheila Scott


Dear S,


Thank you for your question.


Assuming that your Level 5 Diploma is in Health and Social Care and that you have experience in working in the sector then the answer is no although your Manager will need to be satisfied that you have the competencies to carry out the job that you are employed to deliver.


You will however be expected to complete an induction specific to the service that you are working in.


All new employees should have an induction and there should be no short cuts.


I hope this is helpful.


Best wishes.



About Sheila Scott

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. 3. Read more

Related Questions