Common Induction Standards
Common Induction Standards

Common Induction Standards
Course Summary
Common Induction Standards are not an optional extra – they are mandatory for every new adult social care worker in a residential, domiciliary or specialist area environment. The award must be completed within 12 weeks of employment, and compliance is checked in Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections.

This learning plan matches all of the requirements set by Skills for Care in the 2010 update of the standards, with an additional first aid coverage. It’s an effective and efficient way to achieve full compliance on Common Induction Standards.
Course Description
Social care workers and health care professionals needing Common Induction Standards for their job; individuals who have a particular interest in social care or health care within a social care environment.

Role of the health and social care worker (Common Induction standards - Course 1)
Social work involves engaging with people to seek out solutions to social problems that impact the particular individual's quality of life. It also involves assisting individuals with the aim of improving their life within the community. Social work not only involves the individual, but also engages an individual's family and friends as well as health care workers. This course aims to highlight the importance of eight common induction standards as well as outlining the role of health and social care workers in adhering to these standards.

Goals To outline the scope and importance of common induction standards to which health and social care workers should adhere.

Personal development (Common Induction standards - Course 2)
Understanding the importance of self-assessment and feedback from others is essential for all carers who want to develop their professional knowledge and skills, and advance in their careers. Compiling a personal development plan, assessing your functional skills and accepting feedback from supervisors, managers and colleagues will help you recognise your skills gaps and improve in your areas of weakness.

This course outlines how to identify the knowledge and skills requirements of your current and future job, as well as how to use feedback from others to learn and improve.

Goals To develop the knowledge and skills required to improve your professional performance as a carer and to advance in your carer career path.

Communicate effectively (Common Induction standards - Course 3)
Effective communication is necessary to be understood. Communication occurs in many different ways and it's necessary to understand how these work in order to communicate effectively in a care environment. One way to help you overcome any communication difficulties is using a communication profile. A communication profile includes a variety of information such as an individual's preferred method of communication, or the particular words they like to use. Confidentiality is another important factor in communication, particularly in the care industry. There are regulations in place to ensure that an individual's right to privacy is protected.

This course describes the different types of communication, communication difficulties, and how communication profiles can help overcome those problems. This course also discusses how confidential information should be handled and communicated.

Goals To help overcome communication barriers.

Equality and inclusion (Common Induction standards - Course 4)
Understanding what constitutes discrimination is of great importance in fostering the aims of equality and inclusion. Respecting the differences between cultures, ethnic groups and religions will help you to avoid discriminatory practices. This course identifies the types of discrimination, specifies protected characteristics and specifies methods to avoid offending people you come into contact with. You will also learn about maintaining equality in the workplace and how to report discrimination.

Goals To understand discrimination and to learn best practices to support equality and diversity to reduce the likelihood of discrimination.

Principles for implementing duty of care (Common Induction standards - Course 5)
This course provides an overview of basic principles involved in caring for the elderly or disadvantaged. It describes the duty of care and potential dilemmas surrounding the duty of care. It details how to recognise and manage conflicts, adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses that may arise in the workplace.

Goals To provide an understanding of duty of care and potential dilemmas which may arise, as well as ways to recognise and manage conflicts and adverse events in the workplace.

Principles of safeguarding in health and social care (Common Induction standards - Course 6)
Abuse is the deliberate harming of an individual or the denial of the individual's rights. People may encounter many forms of abuse, including physical, sexual, psychological, financial and institutional abuse, as well as neglect and discrimination. There are a number of ways to recognise if abuse is taking place and there are also steps that individuals can take to reduce the likelihood of abuse, both in the present and future.

This course introduces ways to identify the most common forms of abuse, how to report suspected cases of abuse and offers suggestions on how to prevent further abuse.

Goals To outline how to safeguard service users from abuse and what to do if an individual is suspected of being harmed or abused.

Person-centred support (Common Induction standards - Course 7)
In order to give clients the best possible service in care facilities, carers have to be able to promote person-centred values and work in a person-centred way in every sphere of their day-to-day activities. Carers have to be knowledgeable on the signs and symptoms of dementia, as well as how dementia differs from depression. It is further necessary for carers to promote active participation of clients, whilst ensuring that they support clients' right to make choices. It is further pivotal that the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of clients is nurtured by carers.

This course aims to help people understand the importance of a person-centred approach, outlines how to promote person-centred values and work in a person-centred way, lists the signs and symptoms of dementia and how to support active participation of clients.

Goals To know how to promote person-centred values and work in a person-centred way, be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of dementia and support active participation of clients.

Health and Safety in an Adult Social Care Setting (Common Induction standards - Course 8)
Understanding how to implement proper health and safety policies and procedures in an adult social care environment is very important. This course highlights the various hazards that are present and how to deal with them effectively and safely. Understanding how to cope with stressful situations is also covered. The importance of good hygiene practices and proper nutrition is illustrated. The course also identifies what to do in the event of a fire and how to prevent the spread of infections.

Goals To understand the importance of properly implementing health and safety policies and procedures in an adult social care setting.

First Aid (Common Induction standards - Course 9)
Being aware of what accidents and illnesses can occur in work environments enables carers and staff members who work in areas where first aid might be necessary to respond quickly and appropriately to any incidents. This increases the level of safety in an environment and encourages a safety-conscious workplace, which is governed by a set of procedures for dealing with accidents or emergencies. This course details different types of accidents and sudden illnesses that may occur in the work environment and examines the first-aid guidelines governing response procedures for different emergency situations.

The completion of this course does not give the learner an accredited emergency first aid at work qualification.

Goals To increase awareness of the different types of accidents and illnesses that may occur in the workplace and develop an understanding of the correct procedures to follow in case of an accident or sudden illness.
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