The Care Quality Commission regulates all community-based health and care services. See below our wide range of statutory and mandatory training courses for community-based health and care services.
Courses for Services in the Community
Select from our wide range of Community Mandatory Health & Social Care Training Courses – CQC Compliance.:
Mandatory training courses for community care providers
Typical beneficiaries of our community care statutory and mandatory training courses include:
- GP Practices
- Care Homes
- Health Care Providers
- Private Practitioners
- Dental Practices
- Education Providers
- Registered Nurses
- Mental Health Workers
- Learning Disability Providers
- Allied Health Professionals
- Social Care Workers
- Mental Health Services
- Doctors and Medical Locums
- Agency Workers
- Domiciliary Care Workers
- Care Home Staff
- Non-Clinical Courses
- Clinical Governance Courses.
Meet statutory, regulatory and professional requirements
Our statutory, mandatory and specialist training courses comply with UK Legislation and recommended practice:
- Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
- Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
- Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
- Healthcare Improvement Scotland
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
- Public Health England (PHE)
- Health Education England (HEE)
- Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF)
- Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF)
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
- British Medical Association (BMA)
- General Medical Council (GMC)
- Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
- Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- National Association of Care & Support Workers.
Mandatory Health & Social Care Training
The purpose of these courses is to support employers of health and social care workers to meet the legislative requirements for mandatory training. These training courses advise on best practice, reduces accidents and incidents and can improve your business potential.
Why do your employees need mandatory training?
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) states the legal requirements for health and social care workers. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that their employees are qualified to the appropriate level, that they have attended certain mandatory training and that their practice is up to date.
Who should do this training?
All health and social care workers should complete this training. This includes managers, senior support workers, care assistants, healthcare assistants and mental health workers.
What’s involved in community care mandatory training?
There are a number of training courses that health and social care employees must undertake. This can be delivered in the workplace via daily or half day sessions to meet operational requirements.
What type of training courses are available?
The following statutory and mandatory training courses are available for health care and social care workers working in community settings:
- Moving and Handling of People – (Includes Practical Sessions)
- Manual Handling of Loads – (Includes Practical Sessions)
- Dementia Awareness
- Disability Awareness
- Mental Health Awareness
- Health and Safety
- Food Hygiene/Food Safety Awareness
- Safe Handling of Medication
- Equality and Diversity
- Health and Safety at Work
- Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
- Information Governance (Including Caldicott Principles, Data Security Awareness and GDPR)
- Fire Safety Awareness
- Infection Prevention and Control
- Basic Life Support including + CPR – (Includes Practical Sessions)
- Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW – Includes Practical Sessions)
- First Aid at Work (FAW – Includes Practical Sessions)
- Safeguarding Adults at Risk
- Safeguarding Children
- Conflict Management
- NHS Conflict Resolution
- Lone Working.
Why choose us as your training provider?
We are a Grade 1 provider and fully understand the sector. We will work with you to provide a service that is tailored to meet your specific organisational needs and ensure that the delivery is flexible, at a time and place to meet your operational requirements. All training is delivered by highly qualified staff with relevant occupational competence within the field.
Mandatory training courses for health & social care
The Mandatory Training Group lists a wide range of mandatory training courses which are suitable for NHS workers such as nurses, doctors and dentists. These training courses are also beneficial to care staff working in the social care setting such as a CQC registered care home or domiciliary care agency.
What is mandatory training?
We often get asked, “What is the difference between mandatory and statutory training?”.Mandatory training differs from statutory training as they are usually made compulsory by the organisation to ensure their employees are competent to reduce risks, follow guidelines and comply with their policies. Statutory training is required by law or a statutory body such as the Care Quality Commission has instructed the organisation to carry the training to meet legislative requirements. Read our in-depth article for more details.
Continuing professional development (CPD Courses)
Organisations such as the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are the regulators in the healthcare sector for doctors, nurses and allied health professionals respectively. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has provided guidance on the differences between mandatory and statutory training. Mandatory training requirements may vary depending on the job role and specific responsibilities of the employee.
CQC mandatory training courses
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can take regulatory action if health and social care providers do not meet the Regulation 18 requirements. It states that staff must receive support, training and personal development necessary for them to carry out their job role.
Yearly refresher mandatory training courses
Employees that have completed mandatory training course previously should undertake annual updates or refresher training to ensure they have the knowledge and understanding of changes in legislation and directives. Annual refresher training intervals will vary depending on the organisational requirements.
Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework
Skills for Health have created the Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) for healthcare employers which provides guidance, mapping tools and learning outcomes to improve quality, reduce costs, track progress, consistency and standardisation of training.
Delivery of mandatory training
Mandatory training can be delivered to a group in a classroom environment such as a training centre by an experienced trainer which will cover both the theory and practical elements. Alternatively, you can purchase an online eLearning bundle which starts from around £9.99 per person, this would be suitable for individuals that need to learn the theory elements.
Mandatory training needs assessment
You should always assess your employees including their training needs, learning styles and identify skills gaps which will help you choose the most suitable delivery method. In most cases these courses provide an all in one solution, providing an overview of all the core essentials such as health and safety, safeguarding training, equality and diversity, moving & handling, fire safety and conflict resolution.
How do I book for care home mandatory training?
The Mandatory Training Group provides a wide range of training courses and qualifications for staff working in CQC regulated community-based health and care services.