Duty of Care

Duty of Care

This online Duty of Care training course covers the main points relating to health and social care legislation. It has additional online learning resources that provide more details for learners to refer to during the course and in practice.

The course should be completed by all healthcare and social care staff. This includes unpaid and voluntary staff working in NHS and private hospitals, locum doctors, locum allied health professionals, agency nurses and healthcare assistants. This online Duty of Care training course is also relevant for health and social care support workers, including charities, nursing and residential home staff.


Course Description:

This course is approved by the following organisation: CPD and is the equivalent of 2 CPD units.

Duty of Care Course Overview:

A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, must put the interests of service users first.

Working in the health and social care sector involves working with lots of different people with a variety of needs, dependencies, backgrounds and wishes. As a care worker, you have a duty of care towards all the people you are involved with, during your working hours. This means you have to employ a reasonable level of care, to ensure they are kept safe from harm, abuse and injury.

Online Duty of Care Course Target Audience

This Online Duty of Care E-Learning course is aimed at all employees and individuals working within health and social care environments.

Duty of Care Course E-Learning Advantages

This Online Duty of Care E-Learning Course will give you an introduction to the concept of duty of care, cover how duty of care affects your work, what to do if you come across a duty of care dilemma and where to go for support or advice along with some practical examples of duty of care situations.

CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves.

Online training is flexible, efficient, and cost-effective, meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Duration of the course

50 minutes

Duty of Care Course Modules

The Course
The Implications of Duty of Care
How Duty of Care Affects Your Work
Duty of Care Dilemmas
Resolving Dilemmas: Support and Advice
How to Respond to Complaints