National Care Certificate Programme

The National Care Certificate Programme is designed for clinical staff who are currently in post at a Band 2-4. It is a programme both for all staff who fulfil this criteria and who work in the Forensic Health Services and Mental Health Services Divisions of the Trust. 

The Programme follows the successful model of the highly regarded Invest to Lead Programme and Clinical Leadership Development Programme, and builds on the principles of the Professional Conduct Guide for non-registered clinical staff. 

Applications are invited from all individuals who are in a clinical band 2-4 role. 

The purpose of the Programme is to further develop the areas identified following significant scale consultation in November 2013 at ‘Influencing the Professional Development Programme for Clinical Bands 2-4’ launch event which will appear as part of the programme itself: 

  • Exploring your own value base 
  • Understanding the organisation we work for and its values 
  • Your career pathway and personal development planning 
  • Keeping well (resilience) 
  • Managing clinical information and effective documentation 
  • Working in a team 
  • Boundaries and safeguarding 

The Programme will rely on active participation and the application of theory to practice. Some work is required between sessions, but the emphasis will be on practical application with your learning and development supported by facilitation.