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Mandatory Training for Care Workers

Health and social care workers require adequate induction training and annual refresher training to ensure that they remain up to date with recommended practice and regulatory requirements. Training is defined as mandatory if it meets one or more of the following criteria:

  • It is a statutory requirement (such as the Health and Safety at Work Act).
  • All staff across the organisation require the training.
  • It is a CQC or local authority requirement.


The most common mandatory training subjects for care homes include:

  • Autism (New since 1 July 2022)
  • Learning Disabilities (New since 1 July 2022)
  • Duty of Candour (New since 30 June 2022)
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Infection, Prevention and Control
  • Manual Handling
  • Food Hygiene/Food Safety Awareness
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children


The full list of mandatory training requirements for an organisation depends on the services it provides, as well as the organisation’s type and size. All care organisations have a legal responsibility to provide staff with Health & Safety awareness training, including Fire Safety.

Moving and Handling training is also mandatory and if staff are involved with preparing food or assisting at meal times then Food Safety and Hygiene training will also be mandatory. Additional mandatory training requirements might include Data Protection/Information Governance, Complaints Handling etc…

CareTutor offers Mandatory Training courses for both the Home Care and Care Home sectors.

Importantly, there is a difference between those courses considered mandatory for an organisation and the courses it must provide to be able to issue a Care Certificate to an individual. To receive a Care Certificate, staff members need to train in and achieve minimum pass marks in ALL 15 Care Certificate standards. However, only those topics in the 15 Standards relating to the service provision provided by the organisation are MANDATORY for the organisation itself.

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2023
40 minutes approximately
Good nutrition and hydration are an essential part of maintaining a person’s well-being. This course will highli...
Duty of Candour
25 minutes approximately
The Statutory Duty of Candour is a general duty to be open and transparent with people receiving care from healt...
Good Care Month
40 minutes approximately
This course aims to make you aware of people’s experiences with and the causes of mental health conditions, deme...
Privacy and Dignity
30 minutes approximately
Privacy and Dignity has been included in the Care Certificate Standards: Standard 7, but how can we apply privac...
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
35 minutes approximately
Designed to be fully in line with the Care Certificate Standard 4: Equality and Diversity, this title will provi...
Caring for People with Autism
40 minutes approximately
This course will help care workers to care for people with Autism. By the end of this eLearning course, learners...
Home Care 6 – Fire Safety
33 minutes approximately
Designed exclusively for those providing care within the Home Care setting, this course explores fire safety wit...
Fire Safety 2: Drills & Evacuation
25 minutes approximately
Ensuring that your care home staff are fully aware of what must be done in a fire is vital to providing a safe e...
Fire Safety 1: Hazards & Prevention
27 minutes approximately
This care home based title will teach care workers how to identify potential hazards and prevent the outbreak of...
Emergency First Aid for Care Workers
46 minutes approximately
In this interactive video-based first aid course, all basic first aid procedures are examined, including what to...
Home Care 7 – Food Safety
29 minutes approximately
This course explores the vital role home carers have in making sure that they prepare food that is safe to eat. ...
Home Care 5 – Health and Safety
36 minutes approximately
This title is designed exclusively for those providing care within the Home Care setting. It aims to improve awa...
Care Home Health and Safety
50 minutes approximately
Health and Safety is a key training area. This video-based course explains health and safety procedures relatin...
Home Care 10 – Infection Prevention & Control
28 minutes approximately
Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a key element identified by Skills for Care and is vital to the well-b...
Infection prevention and control
40 minutes approximately
Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is a key element identified by Skills for Care and is vital to the well-b...
Home Care 8 – Medication
30 minutes approximately
Addressing the crucial area of medication within the domiciliary setting, this course will cover the key element...
Medication in the Care Home
40 minutes approximately
This interactive video-based course covers the key elements staff should be aware of when dealing with medicatio...
Moving and Assisting: Theory
26 minutes approximately
This excellent resource will provide a theoretical background to the subject of Moving & Assisting to ensure...
Moving and Assisting: Practical
50 minutes approximately
Building on the lessons learned in Moving & Handling Theory, this comprehensive training resource will help ...
Home Care 9 – Safeguarding Adults
32 minutes approximately
This excellent resource provides fully up to date guidance on how to safeguard the welfare of adults at risk of ...
Safeguarding Children in Social Care Settings
30 minutes approximately
All health care staff who come into contact with children and people have a legal responsibility to safeguard an...
Safeguarding Adults in the Care Home
28 minutes approximately
This excellent resource provides fully up to date guidance on how to safeguard the welfare of adults at risk of ...

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