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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Understand Your Role
  2. 2 Rights and Responsibilities
  3. 3 Works Well With Others
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A screenshot of section 1 of our Understand Your Role in Care Course

To begin to understand your role, you first need to understand what your employer expects from you; what duties they expect you to perform, what level of competence they expect you to bring to the role, and what attitude they expect you to have. In this section, this is precisely what we help you to understand.

A screenshot of section 2 of our Understand Your Role in Care Course

This section of the course looks at the laws that give us rights. With every right comes a responsibility. Rights and responsibilities are inherently linked. It’s important that you understand what rights you have as an employee, so that you can also understand what responsibilities you have to others.

A screenshot of section 3 of our Understand Your Role in Care Course

In this final section, we look at what effective partnership working is and how it is based on a solid foundation of mutual trust, respect, and clear, precise, and jargon-free communication.

About this course

Our Understanding Your Role Training course aims to provide awareness to help make sure employees know what is expected from them in their job role but also what is not included in your role. Job descriptions will give a good overview of your role but will often not list every task that is expected from you. 

The possible responsibilities that might be included in your job role are: providing care & support, working as part of a team, contributing towards activities or respecting confidentiality. As an employee, it is important to understand your companies values, aims and objectives. 

Standard 1 of the Care Certificate - Understanding your role - requires staff to:

  • Understand their own role
  • Work in ways that have been agreed between them and their employer
  • Understand working relationships in health & social care
  • Work in partnership with others

This course works in partnership with our 14 other awareness courses that make up the Care Certificate

You can access our free worksheet that has been designed to accompany our online Understanding Your Role Training course. In each section, there is a box for you to
tick when you have watched the relevant slide in our course. You can also take notes that will help you during your practical assessment at work.

This course equips learners with the knowledge that's required to be put into practice in the workplace, whereby they can do the 'practical' part of their training, followed by having the Care Certificate supplied to them by their management as they meet the required standards. These courses provide part of training but practical training is still required to obtain the care certificate.

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Understanding Your Role in Care Training

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Understanding Your Role in Care Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Understanding Your Role in Care Training certificate

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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Understanding Your Role in Care Training course concludes with a 15 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Understanding Your Role in Care Training Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Understand Your Role in Care Training Certificate

103 real user reviews

4.9 out of 5
Very thorough

This is a good start to understanding my role in care, giving the basic information I need to get started.

It’s helpful

It help the staff on the job

Interesting and refreshing

Interesting and refreshing for my work

Five stars

Excellent course

A good course

A good course, delivered at a good pace and tone- very 'user friendly '


Intense alot of knowledge and expertise

The training is well prepared.

It we reminding us what to at a particular period of time at work.

Good BUT…

When it says 8 min, pleas make it 8. I might have adhd but the times are wrong and longer in reality, or so I feel

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Understanding Your Role in Care the first of 15 standards that are in the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that set out what is expected of the job roles in the health and social care sector. It forms part of an induction programme that should be covered if you are 'new to care'. Our courses are used as an educational tool to help provide an understanding and awareness of each standard.

The Care Certificate was developed by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. 

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