Frail care – Learn to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
Duration: 13 weeks (The course starts off with 6 weeks of theory, followed by 5 and a half weeks of practical training and study time. The 13th week is spent in the classroom to consolidate the learning experience.)
Course fee: R500
Cost to student : R500
Cost to Fisantekraal Centre for Development : R6500 to train one person
Donate to make it happen
- completion of our Job Readiness Course
- an enthusiasm for caring and interest in basic nursing carer
- the ability to read, write (English) and do simple calculations is essential (in line with ABET levels recommended for ancillary health workers)
- good interpersonal and communication skills
- ability to maintain a positive attitude in the workplace
- ability to purchase a uniform by week 2 of the training
- ability to commit to regular attendance is vital. A 95% attendance (of the the entire 13 weeks) is required for admission to the examination
Hard work is expected to be successful in the course. A pass mark of 60% will be required for the final written examination and practical assessments.
Certificates are given to learners who
Attend all lessons & participate fully in required activities, assignments & evaluations
Certificates will only be issued to learners who have attended more than 95% of ALL the training (theory and practical); and who have passed with an average of at least 60%.
Learners who miss more than 5% of the training, ie 3 days – will be required to reregister (and pay again) for a later course.
Learners who are absent for valid reasons, eg illness supported by doctors certificate, will be required to catch up on missed work during the the following course before they can receive a certificate.
- Ethics of caring at a Health Care Centre and Private Houses
- Basic anatomy and physiology of the human body and normal
- Taking care of the patient’s environment
- Personal care of a patient
- Maintaining health and functionality
- Care of patients with specific problems
- Death and dying
- Basic First Aid
- Caring for an infant, baby or child
- Practical training is completed over 6 weeks at various frail care institutions. Learners are placed in old age homes to gain practical experience (without compensation); a practical exam is done towards the end of the 2 month practical period, while on-going evaluation is done by the Sisters’ in charge of the various institutions.