What will I learn?

This course will develop the skills of carers and Health Care Assistants, whether they are new to health and social care and the care industry, or wishing to develop further knowledge. It will teach the fundamental principles, core values and skills that health and care professionals adhere to in their daily working life.

The training has been designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind and will give learners the confidence to undertake their roles providing compassionate, safe and high quality care and support in their own particular workplace setting.

The course will cover

* Medication management
* Manual handling
* Basic life support
* Pressure area management
* Person centred care
* Communication skills
* Physiological measurements

A purpose-built classroom, ward, and simulation suite will be utilised to give learners a safe environment to learn and reflect upon experience.

Throughout the course, learners’ skills will be reviewed and feedback given to improve their practice. Learners will also complete reflective accounts and patient services users will also be able to give feedback.

Where will it lead me?

By the end of this course, carers will have acquired the fundamental skills to enable them to deliver holistic, patient centred care.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course and is suitable both for those new to the health and social care industry and not seeking to refresh or deepen their knowledge.

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.



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Andover College, SP10 1EJ


09:00 - 16:00