Training Courses Aligned to Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) - What is Skills for Health Aligned Mandatory Training? Skills for Health Core Skills Training Framework - E-Learning for Healthcare & Social Care

Many NHS Trusts, private hospitals, health and social care providers and locum agencies supplying health and social care staff through NHS frameworks now require their staff to complete mandatory training that is aligned to the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). The Mandatory Training Group has developed job role specific statutory/mandatory training packages that are aligned to the Core Skills Training Framework.

See our Skills for Health CSTF aligned statutory/mandatory training packages below...

Why is the Core Skills Training Framework required?

The Skills for health's UK Core Skills Training Framework was developed to address gaps in training for healthcare and social care providers across the UK. The UK healthcare and social care sectors have a highly mobile workforce, and service providers often need to assess the quality of previous training completed by new staff. In most cases, new health & social care staff may not even have evidence that they have completed the necessary statutory/mandatory training courses.

Many health and social care professionals end up repeating training they have previously completed unnecessarily, thus wasting money and time. The Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework was developed to address these issue.

How does the Core Skills Training Framework work?

The Core Skills Training Framework allows healthcare employers (when they employ new staff) to recognise previous training to a standard, trust that training information and reduce duplication of training.

Which statutory and mandatory training courses are covered in the CSTF?

The NHS and private health and social care providers now deal with a highly mobile workforce. There are also many agency nurses, locum doctors and other healthcare professionals working across multiple organisations across the UK. It therefore becomes difficult for employers to ascertain the quality of training that has been completed elsewhere by new staff. This is often made worse by the lack of information, thus resulting in many nurses, doctors and other healthcare staff re-doing all the training they have already completed. This usually causes in delays in starting work, as well as wasting time and resources. 

Maximising the Core Skills Training Framework

Using the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework, healthcare and social care employers can be sure that new staff have undertaken good quality training. This minimises risks to patient care, maintain high standards of care and reduce unnecessary training duplication. 

The original Core Skills Training Framework was released in 2013 and it covered ten statutory and mandatory subjects that are required in most health and social care sectors. The original CSTF statutory/mandatory training subjects are:

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Fire Safety
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Moving and Handling
  • Patient Moving and Handling
  • Information Governance
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Infection Prevention and Control: Clinical
  • Infection Prevention and Control: Non-clinical

The New Core Skills Training Framework

In March 2016, Skills for Health updated the UK Core Skills Training Framework Statutory/Mandatory Subject Guide Version 1.3 to include the following subjects:

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

Click on the link below to find out more about each of the CSTF statutory/mandatory training subjects.

UK Core Skills Training Framework Statutory/Mandatory Subject Guide Version 1.3

Skills for Health Clinical/Care UK Core Skills Training Framework 

The original Skills for Health's Core Skills Framework for statutory/mandatory subjects has now been extended to include relevant clinical/care subjects. Each clinical/care subject has detailed learning outcomes, standards and guidance that are detailed in the Clinical/Care Core Skills Training Framework Subject Guides and Mapping Tools. Click on the link below to find out more about the Clinical/Care CSTF.

Clinical/Care UK Core Skills Training Framework Subject Guide April 2015

What is included in the Clinical Care CSTF?

The Clinical Care Core Skills Training Framework was introduced by Skills for Health in April 2015. The Clinical Care suite extends the original CSTF statutory/mandatory training subjects to align with the educational elements of the Care Certificate for health and social care support workers.

Is the Clinical/Care CSTF similar to the Care Certificate?

Like the Care Certificate, the Clinical/Care CSTF identifies a set of standards that health care and social care workers must adhere to in their daily working life. The Care Certificate was designed with the non-regulated health and social care workers in mind. The Care Certificate gives all health and social care support workers the confidence, knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively. Following several scandals and failings in the health and social care sectors, the Care Certificate provides the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours for health & social care workers to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.

The Clinical/Care UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) includes the following subjects:

  • Person-Centred Care
  • Privacy and Dignity
  • Communication
  • Your Healthcare Career
  • Consent
  • Duty of Care
  • Fluids and Nutrition
  • Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability
  • Blood Transfusions

Each healthcare or social care provider is expected to carry out needs assessments and decide which of the Clinical/Care UK Core Skills Training Framework subjects their staff should complete.

Primary care statutory and mandatory training courses online

The Mandatory Training Group has developed statutory & mandatory training courses for healthcare and social care organisations in primary care settings. All our online mandatory and statutory training packages for primary care are aligned to the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework. These primary care statutory and mandatory training courses cover all the latest UK legislation and guidance and meets the Care Quality Commission requirements for primary care providers. 

Statutory & mandatory training developed for primary care

The Mandatory Training Group's primary care statutory/mandatory training courses have been developed specifically for primary care settings, including general practices (for GPs and GP practice staff). These e-learning courses are also applicable in other community-based settings relevant for practice nurses, allied health professionals (AHPs), district nurses and other health and social care workers. 

The Mandatory Training Group's primary care statutory/mandatory training courses are compliant with the Core Skills Training Framework and cover the following subjects:

  • Primary care - Health safety and welfare
  • Primary care - Infection prevention and control: clinical
  • Primary care - Infection prevention and control: non-clinical
  • Primary care - Equality, diversity and human rights
  • Primary care - Patient moving and handling
  • Primary care - Moving and handling
  • Primary care - Fire safety
  • Information governance/Data Security Awareness
  • Safeguarding adults (Level 1)
  • Safeguarding children (Level 1)
  • Safeguarding adults (Level 2)
  • Safeguarding children (Level 2)
  • Safeguarding adults (Level 3)
  • Safeguarding children (Level 3)
  • Conflict resolution

In addition, The Mandatory Training Group also provide the following e-learning courses for for general practice and community based health and social care professionals:

  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Deprivation of liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Clinical Governance
  • Preparing for a CQC Inspection among many others 
  • Counter Fraud, Bribery and Corruption

The Care Certificate - Skills for Care Aligned E-Learning

    The Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers must adhere to in their daily working life. Designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind (health and social care support workers), the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support for patients and other service users.

    The Care Certificate is based on 15 standards, all of which individuals need to complete in full before they can be awarded their certificate. The 15 Care Certificate standards are listed below:

    1. Understand your role
    2. Your personal development 
    3. Duty of care
    4. Equality and diversity
    5. Work in a person centred way
    6. Communication 
    7. Privacy and dignity 
    8. Fluids and nutrition
    9. Awareness of mental health, dementia and learning disability
    10. Safeguarding adults
    11. Safeguarding Children
    12. Basic Life Support
    13. Health and Safety
    14. Handling information
    15. Infection prevention and control 
    Each of the Care Certificate standards is underpinned by full learning outcomes and assessment criteria. The Mandatory Training Group provides all the Care Certificate standards as individual modules and all 15 standards in one e-learning package. Each of the e-learning modules has a selection of online materials ifor health and social care providers to implement the Care Certificate in their workplace. Click on the link below to see The Mandatory Training Group's Care Certificate packages:
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    The Care Certificate Standards & Packages 

    E-Learning for Healthcare - other Skills for Health Aligned ELearning Courses
    Other e-learning courses Skills for Health’s other courses are designed to meet the needs of the sector, through high quality learning. Courses have either been developed by Skills for Health or are available in partnership with national organisations.
    The Mandatory Training Group also offer other e-learning courses and programs in line with the Skills for Health frameworks for the various providers in the health and social care sectors. The new e learning courses and programs include the following:
    • Dysphagia
    • Behavioural Support
    • Cancer Information Prescriptions
    • Personalised Care Planning
    • Stand By Me (Dementia)
    • Personal Health Budgets
    • BOC Medical Gas Safety - Nurse Training
    • BOC Medical Gas Safety - Porter Training
    • Immunisation and Vaccination
    National occupational standards for health and social care providers
    As a National Skills Academy for health national delivery partner, The Mandatory Training Group works with various health and social care education providers including further education colleges and apprenticeship providers. Contact our health and social care training team in Coventry to see how we can help your organisation with tailored e-learning programs. 
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    Why choose The Mandatory Training Group as your E-Learning Provider?
    The Mandatory Training Group is the leading provider of Skills for Health CSTF Aligned Statutory & Mandatory Training courses and packages. Our health and social care training and development team are committed to supporting and developing a sustainable healthcare and social care workforce across the UK. 
    Established in 2012, The Mandatory Training Group has developed statutory and mandatory training courses for various healthcare and social care providers, including:
    • NHS Trusts;
    • NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs);
    • GP practices and surgeries;
    • County councils;
    • Private healthcare providers;
    • Adult social care providers;
    • Residential care homes;
    • Nursing homes;
    • Domiciliary care providers;
    • Further education colleges, and 
    • Universities among many others 
    The Mandatory Training Group has become a trusted name among UK healthcare and social care providers. Our health and social care experts will be able to support your organisation with workforce development needs, organisational development that will improve quality of services, patient safety and overall productivity.
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    The Mandatory Group's CARE LMS

    The Mandatory Training Group's learning management system (CARE LMS) has various interactive features that make e-learning engaging and meaningful. We are committed to provide statutory and mandatory training courses and other e-learning to improve the skills, knowledge and workforce productivity across the health and social care sectors. 
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    Healthcare & social care workforce development solutions
    The healthcare and social care sectors are often portrayed negatively in the press. Here at The Mandatory Training group, we have worked with many health and social care organisations that are providing fantastic care across all UK regions.
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    We are fully committed to providing support to health and social care organisations so that they can:
    • Fully support their staff to grow profesionally
    • Promoting better jobs and safer workpalces
    • Provide career opportunities and sustainable employment
    • Develop appropriate employer led qualifications 
    • Raise standards in skills and training to maximise quality, productivity and health outcomes across all UK regions
    Our aim is to:
    • Help health and social care providers to maximise their workforce potential
    • Deliver workforce transformation in the NHS and private sector
    • Improve quality, productivity and health outcomes across all UK regions
    • Raise standards in the knowledge, skills and training delivery

    Our expert training and development staff work with employers across the UK to help them establish more efficient and productive healthcare workforce. We believe in long-lasting partnerships and are fully committed to develop fully sustainable workforce development solutions. 

    Accredited Elearning for Healthcare Providers - CSTF Aligned Online Courses
    The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited elearning for healthcare and social care sectors. To date, we have provided e-learning to over 1 million healthcare and social care providers, including NHS staff, private sector and third sector organisations. All our e-learning courses, including statutory and mandatory training courses are aligned to the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework. We provide high quality online training courses and programs to maintain the consistency required in the healthcare and social care sectors. 
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    Expert healthcare and social care training developers
    The Mandatory Training Group has a specialist team of healthcare and social care elearning developers who have the occupational experience and qualifications in various health and social care sectors including NHS Trusts, community services and academic institutions among others. 
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    Flexible and competitively priced e-learning for health & social care
    The Mandatory Training Group's CARE LMS provides high quality and flexible elearning courses and programs for health and social care professionals. We provide organisations with the tools to maintain patient safety and the knowledge and skills required for a competent workforce who are up to date with current UK legislative and regulatory requirements. We understand that staff shortages in the health and social care sectors sometimes means that staff may not be able to attend the necessary statutory and mandatory training without impacting direct patient care. 
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    Our CARE LMS e-learning portal helps health and social care organisations to deliver consistent and flexible training that is cost-effective. Our wide range of interactive, innovative and sector-specific e-learning courses helps health and social care organisations to keep up to date with the latest statutory and mandatory training requirements.
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    The Mandatory Training Group has in-house training and development teams across all UK regions including Coventry, London and Manchester. We also work with various industry leaders and regulators to ensure that all our learning materials cover all the learning outcomes and appropriate assessment criteria. Contact our Coventry Support Team on 024 7610 0090 or via Email to see how we can help your organisation with Skills for Health CSTF aligned statutory/mandatory training, the Care Certificate or any other health and social care workforce development requirements. 
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