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Care Act – Direct Payments

This course forms part of the suite of e-learning courses that have been developed to support the implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014. It is based upon the Skills for Care training materials.

You will automatically get a course certificate on course completion – with your name, the CPD hours, the date and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and refresher guides.


Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have a knowledge of:

  • The importance of providing relevant and timely information and advice
  • The role of the nominated person and the authorised person
  • The four conditions when a person has capacity, and the five conditions when a person lacks capacity
  • Administering, monitoring, reviewing and discontinuing direct payments
  • Payments, on-costs, contingencies and employment costs
  • Safeguarding through direct payments
  • Paying family members
  • Short-term and long-term care in a care home
  • Becoming an employer
  • Direct payments for local authority services and direct payments in the form of pre-payment cards


  • Administering and Monitoring Direct Payments
  • Using Direct Payments
£20.00 Exc VAT
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • PDF certificate
  • Unlimited replays
  • 12 months access

Group discounts for organisations

To access multiple courses, or to purchase multiple licences for your organisation or local authority, contact us directly at or 01273 091 301, for information on group discounts.

Annual Solutions

We provide cost-effective annual solutions allowing up to 5, 10, 20 or a whole library of digital courses starting from £12 per learner, subject to requirement. Contact for more information.

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4 reviews for Care Act – Direct Payments

I enjoyed the course and learned a lot

Heather Sim

The course was very informative and knowledgeable.

Heather Sim

A very good course that also provides excellent links.

Heather Sim

The course was Educational.

Heather Sim

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