Care Skills

Care Skills

Learn the knowledge and skills to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment.

The purpose of this 4-day course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment by completing a Care Skills Healthcare training module.

*COURSE ELIGIBILITY...
To be eligible to sit this course you must be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This means that learners must have experience in healthcare, homecare or family care and as such must be deemed competent in a range of learning outcomes. After purchasing, an eligibility form will be emailed to you which must be completed and submitted to confirm your eligibility. *If you don’t meet the requirements you will be refunded your course fee.

If you have no experience in the above areas please contact us to discuss your requirements.

On course completion learners will be able to:

  1. Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care
  2. Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation
  3. Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients
  4. Discuss the prevention of pressure sores
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment
  6. Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients
  7. Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills
  8. Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy
  9. Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen
  10. Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs
  11. Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling
  12. Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care
  13. Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists
  14. Report changes in the client’s condition to the relevant Supervisor
  15. Complete client documentation where appropriate

All Care Skills learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Assignment 40% – An assignment is an exercise carried out in response to a brief with specific guidelines as to what should be included. An assignment is usually of short duration and may be carried out over a specified period of time. There are two assignments
  • Skills Demonstration 60% – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills

Click on the below for information on RPL, Exemptions & PEL

Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Transfer

Successful completion of this Care Skills component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.

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