A new scheme coming into play from March 2015 will see all new care workers having to earn a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting their job.
The scheme will come into place in England across hospitals, care homes and for people who care for others in their own homes and is designed to provide more balance to identified inconsistencies in training levels of care workers.
The training will include subjects suck as infection control, dementia care and patient dignity.
The government is taking more of an interest in investing in training for health care assistants and raising standards and continue to review training requirements.
The responsibility for staff to gain the qualification will lie with the employers, with them having to ensure that all new team members gain the certificate within 12 weeks of starting work. This training can be provided fully funded through Free2Learn at Work.