Professional development

Published: 22/05/2019

    4 New Carers have just completed ‚Äč  the Care Certificate!

Congratulations to Yasmin Issa, Michelle Metcalfe, Helen Harper and Gillian Beckley who have just completed the Care Certificate!


What is the the Care Certificate;
The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015. The Care Certificate covers the learning outcomes, competencies and standards of behaviour that must be expected of support workers in the health and social care sectors. It aims to make sure that carers are caring, compassionate and provide quality care in their work.
This means that Bluebird Care workers will cover the same learning as all the workers who undertake the Care Certificate in all other organisations who deliver care.

There are 15 standards that make up the Care Certificate that the care assistants have to show competancy in. It has questions and activities for them to complete to show that they have understood the information and how it applies to their work. 

The standards take account of:
  • The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England
  • The Social Care Commitment, which is the social care sector’s promise to provide people who need care and support with high-quality services
  • The Chief Nursing Officer for England’s ‘6Cs’. These are care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment.