Care Planning

This programme will guide you through the purpose of care planning and its important components, helping you to make your future care plans simple, yet effective.

Many people struggle with care planning; it often becomes a ‘form filling’ exercise. Our training will help you transform this ‘form filling’ into a useful tool you can use to actively promote the best interests of your clients.

A ‘must have’ for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

For more information about the Care Certificate click here.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 45 to 60 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is care planning?
  • Assessing needs vs. care planning
  • SMART objectives
  • 5 principles of care planning
  • Developing care plans
  • Features of a good care plan
  • People involved
  • Confidentiality
  • Needs, wishes & preferences
  • Risks vs. rights
  • Basic needs
  • Status needs
  • Self fulfilment needs
  • Principles of care
  • Person centred care
  • Promoting independence
  • Resources
  • Decision making
  • Pre-service assessments
  • Observation
  • Inter-agency working
  • Critical pathway
  • Care plan reviews
  • Communication
  • Record keeping
  • Key workers
  • Continuity of care
  • Accessing care plans
  • Data protection
  • Promoting best interests


Contributes to Care Certificate Standards 1, 3, 9, 10 & 14.