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The Mandatory Training Group is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for healthcare and social care organisations. All our mandatory and statutory training programmes are externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).
Mandatory training is training that an organisation determines to be essential for safe and efficient practice and in order to reduce organisational risks and comply with policies and regulatory requirements.
All Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated health and social care organisations are expected to provide their staff with appropriate statutory and mandatory training, free of charge. All courses must follow relevant statutory requirements such as the Health and Safety at Work Act, requirements of NHS commissioners and local authorities, and the requirements specified by the CQC.
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Here at The Mandatory Training Group, we receive many questions about statutory and mandatory training from healthcare and social care providers. We have provided answers to the most frequently asked questions about mandatory and statutory training below.
Mandatory training is the training that health and social care providers determines to be essential for safe and efficient practice and to reduce organisational risks and comply with the policies, legislative and regulatory requirements. In health and social care settings, mandatory training is sometimes defined as a compulsory requirement based upon the responsibility for medical, nursing and healthcare staff to work safely and effectively.
Examples of mandatory training courses for health and social care providers are:
Mandatory training is essential because they enable health and social care providers to achieve the standards set by regulatory authorities and meet organisational obligations. Mandatory training equips health and social care providers with the essential knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively.
Our mandatory training packages cover all the legislative and regulatory requirements for health and social care professionals to work safely and efficiently, as well as minimising litigation.
NHS Trusts, private health and social care providers, care homes and other Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated organisations have a legal responsibility to provide various mandatory training and to ensure that their staff attend.
Our mandatory training helps health and social care employers and employees alike to fulfil their legislative duties. These comprehensive training provide essential knowledge and understanding as required by regulatory authorities.
Health and social care workers and providers alike gain huge benefits from our mandatory training packages. Some of the benefits of our packaged mandatory training bundles include:
The majority of NHS Trusts, private health and social care providers, nursing agencies, locum and other health and social care agencies now insist that healthcare and social care professionals working in their organisations should complete mandatory and statutory training that is aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
All our core health and social care mandatory training modules are aligned to the UK Core Skills Training Framework (UKCSTF).
On successful completion of each of the online mandatory training modules, health and social care providers will be able to download, save and/or print a quality assured continuing professional development (CPD) certificate. Our CPD certificates are recognised internationally and can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
The CPD Certification Service (CPDUK)accredits all of our statutory and mandatory training courses as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Our UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) aligned statutory and mandatory training packages are designed for health and social care providers and workers who work in NHS hospitals, private hospitals, adult social care and related settings. This includes nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and health and social care support workers, as well as locum doctors, agency nurses, support workers and healthcare assistants. These online statutory and mandatory training packages have been designed for busy healthcare and social care professionals.
The Mandatory Training Group provides additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice. For those who have completed statutory and mandatory training courses before, these training package provides you with the critical legal and professional issues as specified in the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF).
The UK Core Skills Training Framework recommends that health and social care providers and workers who do not have client facing roles may be required only to take some of these statutory and mandatory courses. Please check with your employer which mandatory and statutory training courses you need. The Mandatory Training Group will not be responsible if you take the wrong courses.
You will be provided with the optional statutory and mandatory training courses that are required for your area of work. You can, however, choose the mandatory training modules that are most suited to your specific clinical environment. If you are a locum doctor, agency worker or agency nurse, please check with your locum agency regarding the specific mandatory training modules you require to meet the compliance requirements.
You can also select from our wide range of individual CPD courses in our e-learning for the healthcare and social care course catalogue.
The most common mandatory training subjects for care homes include:
Health and social care providers require mandatory 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:
The full list of mandatory training requirements for health and social care providers depends on the services it provides, as well as the organisation’s type and size. All health and social 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.