Frail care – Learn to assist some of the most vulnerable members of our community.
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 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.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.
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). The following is covered in the Theory:
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.
Care of patients with specific problems.
Maintaining health and functionality.
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.
Cost to student: R500