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Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care

The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of mandatory raining courses for health & social care organisations. Our healthcare mandatory training courses are aligned to the Skills for Health's UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF). We also provide Skills for Care aligned mandatory training for nursing and care staff, including the Care Certificate training standards for health and social care workers. 

Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care 

The Mandatory Training Group lists a wide range of classroom and online mandatory training courses which are suitable for NHS staff and other healthcare and social care workers including nurses, doctors and dentists. These online training courses are also beneficial to other health and social care staff working in adult social care settings such as a CQC registered care homes or domiciliary care agencies.

To search for quality health and social care training providers offering statutory and mandatory training courses, search the The Mandatory Training Group's CPD platform database or pick a provider.

Mandatory Training For Healthcare Professionals

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Providing statutory and mandatory training is a key investment by NHS and healthcare employers, and despite budget constraints and time concerns, it can play a crucial role in ensuring a high level of care to patients. This article outlines guidance across health and social care, with tips for sector specialisms. To find quality Mandatory Training providers, search here on the The Mandatory Training group's CPD Platform.

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 organisation 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.

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What do we mean by mandatory training?

Many organisation use the term mandatory training as a ‘catch all’ to cover mandatory and statutory training. The RCN have a useful distinction between these terms:

What is mandatory training? 

Mandatory training is that determined essential by an organisation for the safe and efficient running in order to reduce organisational risks and comply with policies, government guidelines. For the purposes of this article, we will be using mandatory training as the catch all phrase throughout.

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What is statutory training?

Statutory training is that which an organisation is legally required to provide as defined by law or where a statutory body has instructed organisations to provide training on the basis of legislation.

What is the difference between statutory and 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.

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So what topics should be covered within mandatory training? Is there a list of mandatory training for health and social care professionals?

Is there a CQC list of mandatory training courses for health and social care providers?

We are often asked whether we set out mandatory training requirements for GP practices.

CQC does not have a list of mandatory training for members of the GP practice team. This is because exact training requirements will depend on the role and specific responsibilities of practices and the needs of the people using the service. Ultimately the practice is responsible for determining what mandatory, and additional, training staff need to meet the needs of their patients.

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What is the CQC mandatory training guidance?

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. 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.

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We look at staff training under our key question of how effective a provider is. Key line of enquiry (KLOE) E3 specifically considers whether “staff have the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver effective care and treatment”. All providers are required, under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 to meet Regulation 18. Providers must have sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, competent, skilled and experienced staff to meet the needs of the people using the service at all times.

During an inspection our team will look at whether staff have the right qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to do their job:

  • when they start their employment
  • when they take on new responsibilities
  • on an ongoing basis.

We look at how the provider identifies the learning needs of staff; and whether they have appropriate training to meet their learning needs and to cover the scope of their work.

Mandatory Training & the Care Certificate

The Care Certificate is a set standards for health and social care workers produced with the aim of standardising introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours. The goal is ensure compassionate, safe and high quality care. More information can be found here.

The 2013 Cavendish Review found that preparation of healthcare assistants and social care support workers for their roles providing care was inconsistent. The report recommended the development of a Certificate of Fundamental Care – the “Care Certificate”.

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The Care Certificate is for new staff as part of an induction. The Care Certificate isn’t mandatory per se, but there is still an expectation. The Care Quality Commission will look to ensure that whatever the organisation is doing with its training that covers the requirements of the Care Certificate.

This primary audience is Healthcare Support Workers or Adult Social Care Workers. These fields consist of Health Care Assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Care Support Workers and those giving support to clinical roles in the NHS where there is any direct contact with patients. “Care Support Workers” includes the following:

  • Health Care Assistance
  • Assistant Practitioners
  • Those giving support to clinical roles with direct patient contract
  • Care Support Workers consisting of the following:
  • Adult Social Care workers in residential, nursing homes and hospices.
  • Home care workers,
  • Domiciliary care staff

Other social care roles include:

  • Caring volunteers
  • Porters
  • Cooks
  • Drivers with direct contact with patients/ service users.

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What is the GMC mandatory training guidance for doctors?

Organisations such as the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) are the regulators in the healthcare sector for doctors and nurses. 

Mandatory training for NHS hospital doctors

Mandatory training for locum doctors

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Mandatory training for general practitioners and GP practice staff

As we have said, we do not have a definitive list of mandatory training. However, these are examples of training that we would expect to see evidence of:

  • basic life support
  • infection control
  • fire safety training
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  • training to the appropriate level on safeguarding adults at risk and safeguarding children.

Providers could be asked to demonstrate training for clinical staff linked to their specific clinical responsibilities. For nursing staff, for example, this could be taking samples for the cervical screening programme, administering vaccines and for extended roles in treating minor illness and long-term conditions.

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Mandatory Training for GP Surgeries

In addition to the Core Skills Training framework surgeries will have their own strategies in place for their doctors and nurses. It is expected that each organisation will provide statutory/mandatory training depending on the needs of the practice and their staff.

It is specified under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 that all healthcare providers will have sufficient numbers of staff who are suitably qualified, skilled, and experienced for the visitors to the practice at all times. Some basic examples of training that would be expected at all practices include basic life support, fire safety training, infection control, knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, as well as training to an appropriate level for the safeguarding of children and adults who are at risk.

The CQC will undertake inspections to check that staff have the necessary qualifications and skills. They will check when the individual started their employment, what responsibilities they hold, and how the healthcare provider has been seeking to meet the learning needs of their team. They will also examine what training has been held, and whether they can see evidence of this training. They may ask for this to be demonstrated to them.

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Mandatory training courses for dentists and dental practice staff

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What is the NMC mandatory training guidance for nurses?

NHS hospitals nurses

Agency nurses

Organisations such as the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) are the regulators in the healthcare sector for doctors and nurses. 

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What is the HCPC mandatory training guidance for allied health professionals?

The Health and Care Professions Council is a statutory regulator of over 344,000 professionals from 16 health and care professions in the United Kingdom.

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RCN statutory and mandatory training guidance for nurses

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.

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What is the 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.

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List of Skills for Health UK Core Skills Training Framework subjects

To help harmonise mandatory training for NHS and healthcare workers. Skills for Health developed the Statutory/Mandatory Core Skills Training Framework.

This provides an effective framework upon which training can follow. The subjects in the statutory/mandatory Core Skills Training Framework are as follows:

  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • NHS Conflict Resolution
  • Fire Safety
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Moving and Handling
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Preventing Radicalisation
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Resuscitation
  • Information Governance

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These core skills and subjects all play a key role in the smooth, efficient and effective running of any healthcare organisation. Whether staff are being trained for the first time or are having their skills refreshed, this knowledge and the techniques provided all hold vital importance in the safety and level of care provided to patients.

Skills for Health have also launched specialist core skills training frameworks in the following topics:

  • Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework (England)
  • Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework
  • Mental Health Core Skills Education and Training Framework
  • End of Life Care Core Skills Education and Training Framework

Mandatory Training Adapted to the Workplace

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Clinical/Care subjects in the UK Core Skills Training Framework

In addition to the guidelines from Skills for Health’s Core Skills Framework, Mandatory training needs to adapt to the needs of the individual workplace, with guidelines available for specialist health and care sectors. 

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

  1. Your healthcare career
  2. Duty of care
  3. Person-centred care
  4. Communication
  5. Consent
  6. Privacy and dignity
  7. Fluids and nutrition
  8. Dementia awareness
  9. Blood component transfusion

How are mandatory training courses for health & social care delivered?

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 £50 per person, this would be suitable for individuals that need to learn the theory elements. 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.

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Do you provide online mandatory training courses for health & social care workers?

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.

What is the purpose of mandatory health & social care training?

To support employers of health and social care workers to meet the legislative requirements for mandatory training. This training advises on best practice, reduces accidents and incidents and can improve your business potential.

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Why do your employees need mandatory training?

The Care Quality Commission 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?

There are a number of training courses that employees must undertake. This can be delivered in the workplace via daily or half daily sessions to meet operational requirements.

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What type of training is available?

  • Moving and Handling of People
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • COSHH
  • Infection Control
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene
  • Safe Handling of Medication

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In-house mandatory health & social care training courses

Moving and Handling of People

Delivered in the workplace. This course updates and trains employees on the safe techniques used to move and handle people within the health and social care sector and can reduce accidents and sickness within your organisation. Cost: £450 ½ day (max 12 people)

COSHH for Health and Social Care

Delivered in the workplace. This course provides employees with the knowledge to identify and assess any hazardous chemicals or substances and the risks posed to the health of workers within their establishments. Cost: £450 ½ day (max 12 people)

Infection Control

Delivered in the workplace. This course provides training upon best practice in infection control specifically within the health and social care sector. Cost: £450 ½ day (max 12 people)

Dementia Awareness

Delivered in the workplace. Designed to increase employees knowledge of dementia and of person centred care within dementia care. Cost: £450 ½ day (max 12 people)

Safe Handling of Medication

Delivered in the workplace. This course provides employees with the knowledge of safe practices in relation to the administration of medication, including storage, legislation and accountability. Cost: £450 ½ day (max 12 people)

Protection of Vulnerable Adults

Delivered in the workplace. The course is designed to alert employees to their duty of care to protect individuals from danger, harm and abuse and the actions to take in these circumstances. Cost: £450 ½ day (max 12 people)

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Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care Providers

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Mandatory Training for Care Homes 

It is up to the healthcare provider to ensure staff are qualified, experienced and competent. The topics for mandatory training will be in line with the Care Certificate, with additional training for additional topics such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Caldicott Principles and Food Hygiene. As those working in care homes often go beyond the role of nursing to provide extra support and care to patients, it is especially crucial that they understand aspects such as food safety.

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Mandatory Training courses for hospices

Likewise, knowledge of fire safety can potentially save lives in the event of an emergency. With infection control, this can play a crucial role in ensuring illnesses, bacteria and viruses are not spread throughout a care home, which could prove fatal with vulnerable patients all living under one roof. There would also be the potential of legal cases if an infection was to spread and it was found that staff had not followed key training and management procedures.

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'All in One Day' Mandatory Training 

WHICH TYPE OF MANDATORY TRAINING DO I NEED?

Trusts, nursing agencies and purchasing organisations now often insist on Mandatory Training aligned to the 'Skills for Health' Core Skills Training Framework (NOT All in One Day Mandatory Training) which can be found at this link: -

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Please ask your agency which type of mandatory training you need. The Mandatory Group will not be held responsible if you select the incorrect training course.

HOW DO I BOOK?

To secure your place, you will need to book online. Start by selecting the venue and date on the right-hand side of this page and click the 'book now' button to be taken to the booking form. Please be aware, many of these courses fill up quickly!

WHO IS MANDATORY TRAINING FOR?

All healthcare professionals whether part time or full time or agency workers. Mandatory + Statutory Training is a yearly refresher training and is not suitable for candidates who have no prior healthcare experience.

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COURSE CONTENT (REQUIRED EACH YEAR): -

The The Mandatory Group has developed this Mandatory Training for 'off framework' agencies and private organisations.  This Statutory and Mandatory Training Course covers the following modules:

  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety at Work
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
  • Information Governance (Includes Caldicott Principles)
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Infection Control (Includes RIDDOR & COSHH)
  • Food Hygiene
  • Manual Handling - (Includes Practical Session)
  • Basic Life Support including CPR - (Includes Practical Session)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults (Level 1 & 2)
  • Safeguarding Children (Level 1 & 2)
  • Conflict Management
  • Lone Working

WHY TRAIN WITH THE HEALTH AND SAFETY GROUP?

  • The Mandatory Group are an Aligned Organisation on The Skills for Health Commercial Trainers register
  • CPD Accredited Training Provider
  • Our professional trainers have approved qualifications and experience
  • We deliver proven traditional classroom training providing healthcare professionals with relevant practical involvement and assessments.

The Mandatory Group are the only classroom provider on The Skills for Health Directory of Commercial Training Suppliers.

This Directory also shows The Mandatory Group as the only training provider verified to deliver the practical Resuscitation:- Skills for Health Commercial Trainers Directory

Independent verification of alignment can also be found on the following web page of the CPD Standards Office website:- The CPD Standards Office. The CPD Standards Office have audited and fully accredited The Mandatory Group Skills for Health aligned CSTF Mandatory and Statutory Training Course.

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Mandatory Training for Nurses

The CQC team will make inspections to check levels of training, and ensure all staff that are working are considered to be experienced, knowledgeable, responsible, qualified, competent, and skilled. They may be required to demonstrate these skills during an inspection, for example, showing that they can administer a vaccine, take samples for the cervical screening programme, take a blood sample, treat minor illnesses, explain the fire safety and evacuation procedures, and demonstrate safe moving and handling of patients.

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The RCN break down mandatory training into statutory core health and safety and mandatory training options.

Core health and safety awareness and training.

This usually includes:

  • Awareness of the local health and safety policy
  • Awareness of the control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
  • When and how to report injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences (RIDDOR)
  • Fire safety awareness training
  • Manual handling training
  • Basic risk assessment training
  • Annual updates in essential areas of fire safety and manual handling.

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Mandatory training might include:
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflict resolution (managing violence and aggression)
  • Consent
  • Display and screen equipment
  • Incident reporting
  • Hand hygiene
  • Hazardous substances
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Information governance
  • Mental capacity and safeguarding adults
  • Medicines handling and management

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What does “mandatory training” mean in the context of revalidation for doctors and nurses?

A  First, let’s understand what mandatory training means in general. It is training that an organisation determines is essential for safe and efficient practice and in order to reduce organisational risks and comply with policies, government guidelines etc. It is different to statutory training (complying with the law, although some Mandatory training may be determined as necessary to comply with the law). Mandatory training can arise from a variety of sources, such as GMS/PMS contracts, LES/DES requirements, and, as this question alludes to, the GMC.

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The nursing regulator, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is proposing that nurses and midwives renew their registration under a new system called 'revalidation'. This process is likely to start in April 2016. One of the requirements is for nurses to show evidence of 40 hours of CPD required over a three year period.

The The Mandatory Group mandatory training course could contribute to your individual Continual Professional Development and any delegate attending HSG classroom Mandatory Training Course has our full permission to submit this training as evidence for CPD achievements for Nurses and Midwives revalidation requirements.

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Why is mandatory training important?

In some cases, due to budget constraints within the NHS or staff being overworked and not having enough time to attend training, mandatory training has been overlooked. However, it is not an area that healthcare organisations can afford to become lax with. Not only can training help ensure staff meet all necessary criteria and can perform their duties effectively, but it can also play a key role in their confidence. There is a great need for healthcare organisations to allow their staff to get away from clinical constraints in order to allow them the time to attend mandatory training. This is something that many industry experts are now pushing for.

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Mandatory Training Courses for Health & Social Care.

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