Basic Health and Social Care (Care Assistant)
This course offers a broad practical introduction to health and social care, whether you are engaged
in supporting, nursing or caring for others, receive services yourself, or simply have a general
interest. Using real examples, it explores the nature of modern caring, the effects of technological,
social and political change, and the shift to more flexible, inter-professional ways of working. It
develops the intellectual and study skills important to all learners and has been designed as
foundation course for Health Social Care.
Course Duration: 2 Weeks
Qualities of a Health Assistant
Role of a Health Assistant
Health & Safety
Dignity and privacy
General Cleanliness & Hygiene
Care of pressure area
Causes of pressure area
Hair, eye, mouth care
Care of incontinent patients
Oral & Report writing
On completion of this course Health care assistants may work within the NHS and private hospitals,
residential or nursing homes, hospices and community centre.
Since this is a foundation course to Health and Social Care this can be use a s progression to all
aspect of NVQ Health &
Social Care level 2
£220 (can be paid in instalments, but needs to be completed before certificate issue).
£60 ( CRB if one is required)
No previous qualification is required for this course.