Adult social care

Training for PAs


We offer the full 15-standard Care Certificate eLearning programme. This is endorsed by Skills for Care.

The standards covered in the Care Certificate are:

  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 disabilities
  10. Safeguarding adults
  11. Safeguarding children
  12. Basic life support
  13. Health and safety
  14. Handling information
  15. Infection prevention and control

Other courses needed to register as a PA with us are:

  • Emergency first aid
  • People moving people

Both of these courses are theory and practical skills sessions.

Other training may also be supported if this can support an employer.

Once you become a PA you’ll be able to take other courses. These may include: 

  • further safeguarding children and/or adults training
  • resolving conflict
  • epilepsy awareness and rescue medication

You'll be able to see a range of learning you can do online in the POD portal.

You need to make sure your training is always kept up to date. If your training lapses, this could affect your status as an approved PA.

More information

For more details about training please email or call (01226) 772425.