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Course Title: Healthcare Practice (Fundamental Care Skills) Course GPT201

Awarding Body: Open College Network (OCN Credit4Learning)

Award Level: Level Three (Advanced)

Minimum Age: 18 (16 with parental consent)

Entry requirements: None. English Level 2 desirable.

Training Locations: E-learning - complete this course in the comfort of your own home or at work

Course Overview:

This Healthcare Practice Course is designed for students preparing to start a career in the healthcare sector or currently working as a carer / healthcare assistant and looking to add an accredited qualification to their C.V.

We make all our qualifications as accessible as possible and have a comprehensive range of supplementary resources to support all students. This Certificate uses a variety of study materials including a mixture of printed and online material – online learning resources, audio/video media clips, and interactive activities such as online quizzes.

Complete this easy-to-follow Healthcare Practice Course on your computer, mobile phone, kindle or tablet and in your own time. The course can be completed in stages - you have 8 weeks to complete the course in full. Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 6-8 weeks.)

The Nationally Recognised and Accredited Certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to any existing certificate credit values (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.This course provides a valuable "stepping stone" into the healthcare profession or natural progression route for practising and experienced HCAs / Carers wishing to expand on their existing qualifications.

At the end of each e-learning section you have up to 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section 3 times.

Is this course for me?

This course is suitable for you if:

-- You are seeking a career change and looking for work within the healthcare sector (NHS, Private Clinics, Care Homes or Community).
-- You are currently unemployed or between jobs.
-- You are already working within the healthcare sector and wish to increase your skills or a career change.
-- You need CPD (continual professional development) or requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.
-- You are taking or planning to take other healthcare courses (ie. a nursing diploma) and would like to add credits to your course.
-- You are just curious and keen to learn something new!
Add to your CPD (continual professional development) or if requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.
(Completion of this course adds to your existing credit value and awards an Advanced Level Three Certificate)

What does this course cover?

Topics covered include:

Module 1: Introductions and Course Overview
Module 2: Accountability
Module 3: Effective Communication
Module 4: Documentation and Recording
Module 5: Hygiene & Infection Prevention and Control
Module 6: Tests and Measurements
Module 7: Anatomy and Physiology
Module 8: Nutrition and Fluid Balance
Module 9: Practical Caring Skills
Module 10: Psychological Care
Module 11: Pressure Care
Module 12: Medication
Module 13: Answers to quizzes and multiple choice questions
Module 14: Job Opportunities and Further Information

Download a certificate as soon as completed.

This course is also supported with a video presentation and additional support material can be downloaded as you progress through the course.

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