Dignity in Care Training

CPD Approved Skills for Care Approved
Dignity in Care
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  • Instant assessment and result

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£25 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

This Dignity in Care course will give you a strong awareness of how to uphold dignity in a care setting. It will look at the various areas of care that you must pay particular attention to as a caregiver, as well as practical methods of improving services and processes so that they uphold dignity.

This knowledge will enable you to care for patients of all ages and from all walks of life in a way that makes them feel secure, comfortable, and, most importantly, valued and respected.

This course was last audited on: 30th March 2023
  • Developed by healthcare professionals
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 3-4 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • What is meant by dignity and the various factors that determine whether or not a person's dignity is being upheld.
  • How care settings and their processes might infringe on a person's dignity.
  • The pieces of relevant legislation and the various principles they put forward.
  • The 10 dignity dos and the ways in which you can meet them, as well as how discrimination can impact on dignity and how to prevent it.
  • The 8 dignity factors and the 3Ps, and how to fulfil each factor through positive actions and attitudes.
  • The ways in which other areas of care, e.g. maternity, A&E, and end of life, may be at risk of undignified care, and what you can do to ensure dignity is upheld.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE).

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to Dignity in Care

What is dignity?, the four categories of dignity, and how can dignity be affected in care?

2Legislation and Dignity in Care

The Human Rights Act (1998), the Equality Act (2010), the Mental Capacity Act (2005), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2009), and the Mental Health Act (2007).

3The Dignity Dos

The 10 dignity dos, zero tolerance for abuse, support as you would want to be supported, treating every patient as an individual, maintaining independence, choice, and control, supporting people to express wants and needs, respecting people’s privacy, ensuring people can complain, engaging with family members and carers, maintaining confidence and self-esteem, alleviating people’s loneliness and isolation, and understanding discrimination.

4The Dignity Factors: Part 1

The 8 dignity factors, the 3Ps, choice and control, communication, eating and nutritional care, and pain management.

5The Dignity Factors: Part 2

Personal hygiene, practical assistance, privacy, and social inclusion.

6Promoting Dignity: Specific Groups and Sectors

Children, mental health, cognitive disabilities, A&E, and end of life.

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The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Who should take this course?

This Dignity in Care course is designed for anyone who delivers care in a care setting, whether it be a hospital or care home, such as:

  • Nurses
  • Carers
  • Social workers
  • Midwives
  • Doctors
  • Other healthcare professionals

The course is designed to give the learner a strong understanding of what actions and attitudes help promote a patient’s dignity and ensure they receive the best level of care possible, so to enhance their quality of life.

How do our courses work?

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Purchase and payment

Add your chosen course to your basket. Once you’ve added all the courses you need, follow our step-by-step checkout process where you can purchase using Debit or Credit card.

For companies ordering 5 or more courses, you’ll also be given the option to pay by invoice.

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Course access

Once you’ve completed your purchase, look out for an email containing the details you’ll need to start your training. 

If you’ve purchased a single course, we’ll send you a unique course code. You can use this to add your training to an existing account, or create a brand new one. 

Purchased multiple courses for training your team? We’ll email you all the login details you need to distribute to your staff.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Continued support

Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact support@highspeedtraining.co.uk, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.