Yes, you can use an external training provider, eLearning or workbook to learn about the standards and outcomes in the Care Certificate.
If you recruit someone who has never worked in the Care sector before they will clearly need some learning and development. However, it is not this training that provides evidence of their competence. In the same way, completing a workbook or some eLearning does not provide evidence of what the person has learnt from the learning activity.
It is imperative that you provide evidence of what the person is putting into practice based on their knowledge and understanding.
Which is why the guidance states: “Certificates of attendance, attendance on study days or eLearning without assessment of what has been learnt is NOT evidence toward the achievement of the Care Certificate.