Flexible Training

Careworker Induction Standards


The Skills for Care Induction Standards set out the first things that you will need to know for your work in providing care or support to people, whatever their needs may be.

Induction is the first step along a pathway that continues throughout your career in the social care sector and it sets you on track for giving high quality care or support, and getting recognition for the work you do.

There are currently Ten Induction Standards


Standard 1

The roles of the Healthcare Support Worker and Adult Social Care Worker

Standard 2

Your personal development

Standard 3

Effective communication

Standard 4

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Standard 5

Duty of care

Standard 6 Safeguarding
Standard 7 Person-centred care and support

Standard 8

Health and safety

Standard 9

Handling information

Standard 10

Infection prevention and control


Each standard contains a number of ‘main areas’ of knowledge that you need to know about before you can work safely without close supervision. Each ‘main area’ is made up of ‘outcomes’, which say what exactly you need to know about that area. You are not expected to know all the outcomes straight away. The outcomes state what you will know after you have been through induction.


Successful completion of induction will help you to meet the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of Practice for social care workers, which describes the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers as they go about their daily work. This code reflects existing good practice, and must be met by all workers within 12 weeks of employment commencing.


The course is delivered over a four day period, between 10am and 4pm, to groups of 10-12 people at our facilities in Letchworth. Part funding for this course may be available upon application to Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, (HCPA).

Please see our training calendar for scheduled dates.

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Course prices

All Induction training is charged at £280 +vat per delegate per 4 day course.