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Help to demystify the inspection process and uncover how to gather evidence to be best prepared for the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

This one-day facilitated session covers the step-by-step ways to be ready to evidence that your service meets CQC expectations to achieve a Good or Outstanding rating. 

Understanding the CQC inspection process and how you can evidence that the quality of care complies with the national standards is important for the people you support, staff teams and the wider reputation of your service. 

Book your place

Tuesday 25 June 2024 10:00 - 15:30 | SOLD OUT

Wednesday 17 July 2024 | 10:00 - 15:30 | SOLD OUT

Thursday 26 Sepember 2024 | 10:00 - 15:30 |SOLD OUT

Thursday 14 November 2024 | 10:00 - 15:30 | 

Important: Being prepared for CQC inspection can also be directly commissioned by adult social care providers, local authorities, and other organisations to be delivered as a live virtual event or face-to-face event to up to 45 delegates. Find out more and contact businessdevelopment@skillsforcare.org.uk or take a look at our flyer

To complement this seminar, all delegates will receive a comprehensive toolkit to help embed learning into your service. 


We thoroughly enjoyed the training, and the delivery was outstanding. Some managers are very experienced and some very new to the role and all gained new skills.

Sarah Woodward, Service Lead Manager (OP)
Catalyst Choices CIC


Who's it for? 

This seminar supports managers and teams from adult social care services who are less familiar with CQC inspection who are looking to become better prepared and more confident. The content is tailored to registered managers, quality leads, compliance leads, nominated individuals, owners and team leaders. 


Subjects covered 

  • Why inspection is important 

  • CQC standards and legislation 

  • CQC Single Assessment Framework  

  • CQC monitoring and inspection process, including ratings 

  • Involving others in the inspection process 

  • The importance of quality assurance 

  • Evidencing that you meet CQC standards 

  • Latest insight into CQC priorities  

It was fantastic, very informative and engaging. I feel more prepared and less anxious about my next visit due to having a better understanding of the changes.

Samantha Jane Grimes, Registered Manager
Sunnyside Ƶ Care


Exclusive toolkit and other resources 

All delegates attending this seminar will receive a range of practical resources to support their learning including: 

  • Being prepared for CQC inspection toolkit, a 70-page document covering key learning and practical activities 

  • Handouts and Slide notes – supporting your learning and engagement during the seminar 

  • Certificate – providing evidence of your attendance.

Really helpful session. The new assessment framework was made easy to understand. It has given me a clearer idea and also there are resources to help.

David Mernissi, Registered Manager
Sunnyside House


Learning outcomes 

You will: 

  • know about the CQC Single Assessment Framework, including the new areas of inspection focus 

  • understand successful approaches to being ready when the CQC inspector calls and visits 

  • understand what you will be expected to evidence and how to demonstrate your service meets or exceed what the CQC expect. 


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This flyer gives more details on the event and can be shared with colleagues.


This interactive seminar looks in more depth at issues introduced in our Being prepared for CQC inspection eLearning module. Completion of the eLearning module is not required to join the seminar. 


See Workshop and seminars for full list of options available.