A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Health Care Assistant qualification. Whether you’re looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Health Care Assistant is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What’s more, because the distance learning Level 3 Award as a Health Care Assistant is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
If you want a career as a Health Care Support Assistant, our tutor supported open distance learning Health Care Support Assistant course provides the necessary knowledge, skills and qualification without disrupting your current lifestyle.
The Home Learning Health Care Support Assistant course provides training in the core skills needed to embark on a rewarding career as a Health Care Assistant. This self-study Health Care Assistant course is specially designed, allowing you to learn the skills of Health Care Assistant through flexible and cost-effective home study at your own time and pace.
Care professionals provide vital support in a variety of social and health related contexts ranging from serving meals and helping patients with their daily routine to reporting on progress by observing ’ physical, mental and emotional condition and reporting changes.
- Nutrition, the digestive system and related care
- Lifestyle management
- Ethical responsibilities
- Infection control and general safety measures
- Working in home health care
- Documentation and communication in the care setting
- Anatomy and physiology and medical terminology of the human body
How is the course structured?
The Health Care Support Assistant courseis divided into five comprehensive modules
Module 1: Medical Terminology
- Basic Word Structure
- The Skeletal and Muscular Systems
- The Cardiovascular System
- The Blood, Lymphatic, and Immune Systems
- The Respiratory System
- The Digestive and Endocrine Systems
- The Urinary and Reproductive Systems
- The Nervous System
- The Integumentary System and Special Senses
- Glossary of Medical Terms
Module 2: Health Care Part 1
- Careers in Health Care
- Current Health Care Systems and Trends
- Ethical Responsibilities
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Maths
- Organization of the Human Body
- Structure and Function of the Human Body
- Growth and Development
Module 3: Health Care Part 2
- Body Mechanics
- Infection Control
- Environmental Safety
- Lifestyle Management
Module 4: Health Care Part 3
- The Patient as an Individual
- The Communication Process
- Written Communication
- Computers and Technology in Health Care
- Documentation and Medical Records
- Physical Assessment
- Emergency Procedures
- Controlling Health Care Costs
- Performance Improvement and Customer Service
- Job Leads and the Resume
- Interview, Portfolio, and Application
- Successful Employment Strategies
Module 5: Providing Home Care
- Home Care
- Communication and Cultural Diversity
- Infection Prevention, Safety and Body Mechanics
- Emergency Care and Disaster Preparation
- Physical, Psychological, and Social Health
- Common Chronic and Acute Conditions
- Human Development and Aging
- Positioning, Transfers, and Ambulation
- Medications and Technology in Home Care
- Rehabilitation and Restorative Care
- Clients with Disabilities
- Mental Health and Mental Illness
- New Mothers, Infants, and Children
- Dying, Death, and Hospice
- Meal Planning, Shopping, Preparation and Storage
- Managing Time, Energy, and Money
- Caring for Yourself and Your Career
Home Study Tutor Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete Health Care Support Assistant course. You will have your support through educational department for your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What’s more, you’ll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
This Health Care Support Assistant course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor following NCFE guidelines. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.
We send the full course out, you then read through the course in your own time and complete the assignments which you send to your tutor for marking. There is no word count for these assignments. However, one sentence answers will be rejected and you will have to re-submit it for marking.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate of achievement will be awarded by the national awarding organisation NCFE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
What’s Included? What do I get when I enrol?
Your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Health Care Support Assistant home study course and earn your diploma:
1. All textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning
2. A full range of student services, including:
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- Comprehensive Study Guide & Study Plan
- Guide to Effective Study Techniques
- How to approach exams without fear
3. An accredited award upon successful course completion directly from the awarding body NCFE
4. One year’s educational support by e-mail, post, fax or phone
5. Free postage and packaging for UK mainland students
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about being a Health Care Support Assistant and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.