CSTF Statutory/Mandatory Induction Training & Refresher Intervals - Skills for Health Statutory & Mandatory Training Courses 

The Mandatory Training Group is a leading UK provider of Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) aligned statutory and mandatory training courses for NHS staff and other healthcare professionals. We receive many enquiries from NHS and private healthcare providers about 'Skills for Health Mandatory Training'. Many healthcare providers are also unsure how to implement 'Skills for Health Training' and what they need to do to show that their statutory and mandatory training courses are 'aligned to the CSTF'.

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We will provide answers to questions relating to the CSTF. First, let's outline the training courses that are included in the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework.

Statutory/Mandatory subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework

The 'Statutory/Mandatory subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework' are:

  1. Equality, diversity and human rights
  2. Equality, diversity and human rights (Scotland)
  3. Health, safety and welfare
  4. NHS conflict resolution (England)
  5. Fire safety
  6. Infection prevention and control
  7. Moving and handling
  8. Safeguarding adults
  9. Preventing Radicalisation
  10. Safeguarding children
  11. Resuscitation
  12. Information governance
  13. Information governance (Scotland)
  14. Information governance (Wales)
  15. Violence and aggression (Wales)

The Mandatory Training Group provides all the Skills for Health UK CSTF aligned statutory and mandatory training subjects listed above. Click here to see the full list of CSTF aligned statutory and mandatory training courses we provide:

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CSTF Statutory/Mandatory Induction Training & Refresher Intervals 

The UK Core Skills Training Framework outlines the subjects that should be completed by NHS staff and other healthcare professionals working in similar settings.

The table below shows the refresher intervals proposed in the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework. Please note that these proposals only provide guidance. Each NHS Trust/healthcare organisation should carry out needs assessments relating to training for their staff and the needs of service users. You should then update your learning and development policies accordingly.

Subject

Audience

Proposed Refresher Period

Comment

1. Equality, Diversity and Human Rights

All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

3 Years

 

2. Equality and Diversity (Scotland)

All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

3 Years

 

3. Health, Safety and Welfare

All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

3 Years

Further job specific training may be needed based upon local risk assessment

4. NHS Conflict

Resolution (England)

All frontline NHS staff and professionals whose work brings them into contact with members of the public

3 Years

 

5. Fire Safety

All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

Induction: Site specific training followed by regular updated fire safety training.

The frequency of refresher training should be determined by training needs and risk analysis with an assessment of competence at least every 2 years

Staff who may need to help evacuate others, should receive training more frequently than those who may only be required to evacuate themselves.

E-learning cannot be used as the sole mode of training.

6. Infection Prevention and Control

Level 1: All staff including contractors, unpaid and voluntary staff

Level 2: All healthcare staff groups involved in direct patient care or services

3 years

 

1 year

 

7. Moving and Handling

Level 1: All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

Level 2: All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff , whose role involves patient handling activities

Required refresher periods based upon local assessment.

 


Subject

Audience

Proposed

Refresher Period

Comment

8.

Safeguarding Adults

Level 1: All staff, including unpaid and voluntary staff

Level 2: Staff with professional and organisational responsibility for safeguarding adults, able to act on concerns and to work within an inter- or multi-agency context

Induction followed by every 3 years

 

 

8a

Preventing

Radicalisation

Level 1: All staff working in the health sector

Level 2: All non-clinical and clinical staff who have any contact with adults, children and young people and/or parents/carers

Level 3: All clinical staff working with adults, children and young people and/or their parents/carers

Level 4: Named professionals 

Level 5: Designated

Professionals 

3 years

 

3 years

 

 

Initial training within 12 months of starting in relevant role followed by refresher period based on local assessment

Levels 1 & 2 can be incorporated into an organisation’s

Safeguarding training

9. Safeguarding Children

Level 1: All staff including nonclinical managers and staff working in health care settings.

Level 2: Non-clinical and clinical staff who have some degree of contact with children and young people and/or parents/carers.

Level 3: Clinical staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.

Induction followed by every 3 years

 

3 years

 

 

3 years

 

10. Resuscitation

Level 1: Any clinical or nonclinical staff, dependent upon local risk assessment or work context

Level 2: Staff with direct clinical care responsibilities including all qualified healthcare professionals

Level 3: Registered healthcare professionals with a responsibility to participate as part of the resuscitation team

Initial training (e.g. at induction) followed

by local assessment

 

1 year

 

1 year

 

 

Why was the 'Core Skills Training Framework' developed?

With a highly mobile workforce, NHS Trusts and other health & social care employers often need to assess the quality of new recruits’ previous statutory/mandatory training. Where information is lacking, health and social care professionals can repeat statutory and mandatory training unnecessarily, wasting time and money.

Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework was developed to address these issues. The Core Skills Training Framework allows health and social care employers to recognise statutory/mandatory training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training.

The original UK Core Skills Framework for statutory/mandatory subjects has now been extended to include selected clinical/care subjects. See below the training courses that are included in the Clinical/Care UK Core Skills Training Framework. 

Clinical/Care subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework

The Clinical/Care subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework are:

  • Your healthcare career
  • Duty of care
  • Person-centred care
  • Communication
  • Consent
  • Privacy and dignity
  • Fluids and nutrition
  • Dementia awareness
  • Blood component transfusion

For each subject in the CSTF, detailed learning outcomes, standards and guidance are available in a number of Framework documents (e.g. Subject Guides and Mapping Tools).

Each devolved UK country has defined its own healthcare standards and has set out how it anticipates that healthcare organisations within its jurisdiction will utilise the standards. Although these standards are country specific, they have a common focus and propose compliance in relation to a broad set of governance and service issues, most specifically around ensuring equity, promoting effective risk management and ensuring quality.

The standards provide an underpinning rationale and reference point for each and all of the skills Subjects included in the UK Core Skills Training Framework. Thus, attention to the skill areas identified will be one of the ways in which healthcare organisations can demonstrate their compliance with the standards.

National healthcare standards (UK countries)

The key national healthcare standards are:

England

Care Quality Commission - Fundamental Standards / Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014

    North Ireland

    Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (2006), The Quality Standards for Health and Social Care

      Scotland

      Healthcare Improvement Scotland (2005), Clinical Governance and Risk Management Standards (Please note these standards are currently under review)

        Wales

        Welsh Government (2015), Health and Care Standards  

          The Mandatory Training Group provides both online and classroom based courses that are aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Framework. If you require CSTF aligned statutory/mandatory training courses for your organisation, please contact our Support Team on 024 7610 0090 or via Email stating your training requirements.

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