Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity

The Mandatory Training Group
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Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity - Online Training Course

Welcome to The Mandatory Training Group's Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity online course. All our online training courses, programmes and qualifications are accredited by the CPD Certification Service (CPDUK).

Care Certificate Standard 4 focuses on equality and diversity in the healthcare and social care sectors. This standard emphasises the importance of treating all individuals with respect and fairness, valuing and promoting diversity, and providing inclusive care that meets their needs and preferences.

It also covers topics such as combating discrimination, promoting person-centred care, and effectively communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds. By adhering to Standard 4, healthcare and social care workers can ensure that their services are inclusive, non-discriminatory, and respectful of the diverse needs and identities of the people they support.

Course content

This Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity online course is divided into the following sections:

  • Unit 1 - Introduction
  • Unit 2 - Equality Act (2010)
  • Unit 3 - Fairness and equality
  • Unit 4 - Human rights
  • Unit 5 - Discrimination and the law
  • Unit 6 - The Ladder of Prejudice
  • Summary
  • End of course assessment.

      Who is the course for?

      The Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity was developed for new healthcare and social care staff as part of their workplace induction. 

      The primary audience of the Care Certificate is Healthcare Support Workers or Adult Social Care Workers. It is also suitable for existing health and social care staff who do not hold recognised qualifications.

      Clinical support roles

      The Care Certificate Standard 4 is suitable for those giving support to clinical roles in the NHS and other healthcare settings where there is any direct contact with patients, including:

      • Health care assistants
      • Care support workers
      • Assistant practitioners.

      Adult social care workers

      The Care Certificate Standard 4 is also suitable for those giving support in community settings, including:

      • Adult social care workers in residential, nursing homes and hospices
      • Care home workers
      • Domiciliary care staff.

      Non-clinical roles

      The Care Certificate Standard 4 is also suitable for other social care roles, including:

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

          Course aims

          The aims of this Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity online course are to:

          • Appreciate the need and importance of creating a more inclusive workplace.
          • Know the different policies and legislation that guide the creation of an inclusive workplace to reduce inequalities.
          • Realise that inequalities, as well as discrimination, is a challenge at workplaces which can be challenged.

            Learning objectives

            On completion of this Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity online course, the learner will be able to:

            • Explain the significance of equality, diversity, and human rights.
            • Describe how policies and the law can help create a more inclusive workplace.
            • Identify the health inequalities and outline ways to reduce them effectively.
            • Explain the need to know about people's different backgrounds and the importance of not making assumptions about individuals.
            • Specify what can be done to challenge prejudice and discrimination.

            Learning outcomes

            On completion of this Care Certificate Standard 4 - Equality and Diversity online course, the learner will be able to:

            • State the significance of equality and inclusion in a work scenario.
            • Outline examples of discriminatory tendencies at work.
            • Suggest practices that support equality and inclusion to reduce the possibility of discrimination. 
            • Identify policies and laws that speak against discrimination, prejudice, stereotyping, and bullying at work.
            • Infer the results of creating a diverse work environment that fosters equality and diversity.
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