Privacy & Dignity in Care Training


The online Privacy & Dignity in Care Training course covers standard 7 of the Care Certificate. The course provides the user with information about how both privacy and dignity can be respected and protected within a care setting.

This CPD Accredited online course can be completed within 25 minutes and provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • Why you should encourage independence and self-esteem in the people for whom you care.
  • The importance of including your patients in the development and evaluation of their care plan, along with other decisions relating to the support you provide.
  • Your legal responsibilities regarding confidentiality.

Course Contents

This course consists of one section:

Section 1: privacy & dignity in care

This short course details everything you need to know about privacy and dignity in care, whether you are a new carer or refreshing your training, including relevant legislation, the 10 ways to ensure dignity for your patients, the importance of patient decision-making, and how to manage your own wellbeing.

Standard 7 of the Care CertificatePrivacy & Dignityrequires staff to:

  • Understand the principles that underpin privacy and dignity.
  • Help individuals maintain privacy and dignity in care.
  • Support individuals to make choices.
  • Support them in making choices about their care.
  • Understand and support active participation.
  • Support individuals in active participation in their own care.

About the Course


Privacy and dignity in care covers several topics that contribute to the individual right to personal autonomy and control of people receiving support. This means, for example, that your patients are able to participate in decisions relating to their care, are entitled to physical and non-physical space and quiet when they request it, and that their personal information is legally protected.

The care certificate defines privacy as ‘giving space to someone when and where they need it’ or ‘treating personal information confidentially’. Dignity is defined as ‘focusing on the value of every individual, including respecting their views, choices and decisions’, ‘not making assumptions about how they want to be treated’, ‘working with care and compassion’ ‘communicating directly with the individual whenever possible.’

This course works alongside the 14 other awareness courses that make up the care certificate standards. 

Offering practice-based information and advice, this course acts as a precursor to the practical training required to obtain the care certificate.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 20 minutes to complete.


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