CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate

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This course includes:
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£ 179.00
£ 149.00

Comprehensive Learning and Practical Skills

The CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate course offers comprehensive learning and practical skills. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of CQC regulations and legal aspects while developing hands-on skills for effective leadership, inspection preparedness, and patient-centered care. This course is your pathway to both expertise and practical proficiency in the healthcare sector.

Key Advantages of the CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate online course on Uniqskills platform

Expertise in Regulatory Compliance

Gain a deep understanding of the ever-evolving world of CQC regulations. Stay ahead of the curve with insights into recent changes and anticipated developments, ensuring your organisation remains compliant with the latest standards.

Practical Inspection Preparedness

Get hands-on experience in preparing for inspections. You'll master data collection and analysis, ensuring your organisation is inspection-ready. Face inspection day with confidence and showcase your commitment to quality care provision.

Expert Instructors: Courses on Uniqskills are taught by experienced professionals and subject matter experts, ensuring high-quality education.

Certification: Completing courses on Uniqskills results in certifications, enhancing participants' employability and career prospects.

By completing the "CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate" online course, participants will:

  • Become Experts in CQC Compliance: Acquire in-depth knowledge of CQC regulations and legal frameworks, positioning yourself as a go-to expert in ensuring compliance within your organisation.
  • Unlock Career Advancement: Gain the skills and confidence to pursue leadership roles within healthcare and related fields, opening up new and exciting career opportunities.
  • Enhance Patient Care: Improve patient care quality by learning the art of providing compassionate, dignified, and respectful care, ultimately leading to higher patient satisfaction and better outcomes.
  • Efficiently Prepare for Inspections: Master practical skills for inspection preparedness, from data collection and analysis to confidently managing inspections on the day, ensuring your organisation maintains the highest standards of quality.
  • Stay Current with Industry Trends: Stay up-to-date with the latest industry best practices and regulatory changes, ensuring your organisation remains at the forefront of healthcare quality provision.
  • Network with Industry Professionals: Build valuable professional networks through interactions with peers and experts in the field, fostering connections that can benefit your career and knowledge sharing.
  • Boost Confidence and Competence: Develop not only theoretical knowledge but also practical skills, enabling you to make an immediate and tangible impact in your healthcare setting.
  • Ensure Legal Compliance: Navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding CQC regulations, safeguarding your organisation from potential legal issues and penalties.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement: Equip yourself with effective leadership skills to lead teams, implement policies, and drive continuous improvement in care quality, enhancing your organisation's reputation.
  • Adapt to Changing Environments: Gain the ability to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing healthcare environment, staying agile and well-prepared for future challenges.

Discover Why ‘CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate’ Is the Ideal Step in Your Educational Journey:

What will you gain by taking part in the course?

New, current threads

During the lectures of the "CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate" course, participants will gain comprehensive insights into CQC regulations and compliance. They will receive practical guidance on effective leadership, patient-centered care, and inspection preparedness, empowering them to excel in healthcare environments. These insights and guidance will underscore the course's importance by highlighting its role in advancing careers, ensuring regulatory adherence, and driving improvements in patient care quality.

New skills

Participants in this course will acquire a range of new skills, including expertise in navigating CQC regulations, leadership and management abilities to drive improvements, and the practical skills necessary for effective inspection preparedness. Additionally, they will enhance their communication and patient-centered care skills, providing compassionate and dignified care while ensuring compliance. These skills collectively equip participants to excel in healthcare settings and contribute positively to their organisations.


Participants in this course will engage in practical exercises and simulations related to CQC inspections, allowing them to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. They will practice data collection and analysis, honing their skills for inspection preparedness. Additionally, participants will have opportunities to develop their leadership and communication skills through practical exercises, enhancing their ability to lead teams and provide patient-centered care effectively.


Experience round-the-clock availability to course materials on any device, allowing for convenient learning at your chosen time and location. Utilise downloadable resources such as notes, videos, slides, and assessments to bolster your comprehension, driving better outcomes. Embrace the freedom to learn at your individual pace and leverage a comprehensive online learning experience accessible throughout the entire year.


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Module 1:

  • The current regulatory framework
  • Changes to the CQC inspection ‘The Next Phase of Regulation’
  • Changes anticipated for 2018/2019
  • Common areas of inspection failure

Module 2:

  • Is your service safe?
  • Protecting people from abuse and avoidable harm
  • Current guidance and the legal framework surrounding safeguarding
  • Main changes to the KLOEs
  • What are inspectors looking for?
  • Safe medication management
  • Identifying areas for improvement
  • Identifying areas for improvement

Module 3:

  • Is your service effective?
  • Current guidance and legislation
  • Assessing service users needs to deliver appropriate care
  • Monitoring outcomes
  • Training staff to deliver effective care
  • Encouraging staff to work together to improve care
  • Evidencing effectiveness of your care
  • Identifying areas for improvement

Module 4:

  • Is your service caring?
  • Treating people with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect
  • Involving service users in decisions about their care
  • Respecting privacy and dignity
  • Providing a caring environment
  • Creating a culture of compassionate care
  • How will inspectors judge the care you provide?

Module 5:

  • Is your service responsive to people’s needs?
  • Is your service meeting the needs of its users?
  • Providing personalised care
  • Personalised care plans – the do’s and don’ts
  • Personalised care plans – examples and templates
  • How to identify specialised needs
  • Is treatment being provided in the right timeframe and without undue delay?
  • Procedures and policies for responding to complaints and concerns

Module 6:

  • Is your service well-led?
  • Auditing your provision to drive improvement
  • Developing an agenda for improvement
  • Introducing change for improvement
  • Implementing effective policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating effective leadership to inspectors
  • Performance management
  • Providing robust staff training and development

Module 7:

  • The new Provider Information Collection Forms (PIC)
  • Implementation plan
  • What do you need to complete and when?
  • How to complete you PIC
  • Common pitfalls to avoid

Module 8:

  • Preparing for inspection day
  • Data collection and analysis
  • What documents do you need to prepare – a checklist for the day
  • Training your staff for inspections

Module 9:

  • Managing an inspection on the day
  • Introducing the day with a presentation
  • Planning your day
  • Who should be available?

Module 10:

  • Challenging an inspection report
  • Common problems with inspections reports
  • What should you challenge?
  • Factual accuracy
  • How to challenge judgements
  • Evidencing your concerns
  • Outcomes

Module 11:

  • MCA and DOLs and the proposed Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • The Mental Capacity Act
  • Assessing capacity
  • Keeping up-to-date with DoLS – case law update
  • From application to authorisation
  • The best interest principle
  • Record keeping and presenting data to CQC
  • The proposed Liberty Protection Safeguards – what will it mean in practice

How do customers rate the course?

I was initially skeptical about online learning, but this course exceeded my expectations. Practical and engaging!

Fiona P.

I've took this the CQC course and recommended to all my colleagues in the healthcare field.

Nancy B.

No regrets here! If you're debating whether to take this CQC Inspection course, my advice is to go for it - you won't be disappointed!

Alisa J.

‘CQC Inspections Specialist Certificate’

Online course
  • 100% Online Learning
  • 24/7 access to a modern platform
  • Expert Trainer
  • Perfect for healthcare professionals
  • Access on mobile and tablets
  • Study when and where you like
  • Hours of on-demand videos
  • Downloadable resources
  • Multiple-choice Test
  • Certificate of completion
  • Suggested study: 6 months, 4 hrs per week
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