Health Care Certificate

At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals joining us here as a health care assistant (HCA) means you will get a robust introduction before you join your allocated ward. You will be given two and a half weeks training with our highly experienced HCA Training Officers; they will support and guide you through the induction and your Care Certificate.

Our HCA Training Officers are passionate about ensuring that the induction not only will give you the underpinning knowledge required to achieve the Care Certificate but it is aimed to give you the right practical skills that will enable you to become a fully functional member of the team.

We have been providing the Care Certificate since June 2015, nationally the target for achieving the Care Certificate is approximately twelve weeks; here at the Trust you will achieve it in six weeks.

In recognition of our achievements our team was awarded by Health Education North West a Highly Commended Award for its Health Care Assistant Development Programme.

The new programme designed by the Health Care Assistant Training Officers has seen 98% of newly appointed Health Care Assistants complete the Care Certificate within six weeks.

Come join us and see how far you can go.