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Basic Health and Social Care (Care Assistant)

Course Description:

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

Areas covered:

Qualities of a Health Assistant

Role of a Health Assistant

Health & Safety

Infection control

Risk assessments

Dignity and privacy

General Cleanliness & Hygiene

Care of pressure area

Causes of pressure area

Hair, eye, mouth care

Bed making

Care of incontinent patients

Care plan

Oral & Report writing

Career Opportunities

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)

Entry Requirements:

No previous qualification is required for this course.