Our Centre for Palliative Learning is a QCTO accredited training and exam centre where we offer various courses in Home Based Care and Palliative Care. Understanding palliative care and training has a dramatic impact of the quality of life for patients with an active, progressive and far advanced disease.
The first group of students at our centre were hosted in 2018 and they successfully completed the “Introduction to Palliative Care” course.
In September 2019 we rolled out the newly registered Home-Based Personal Care Assistant (NQF2 Qualification). The first group of students registered through the YES programme and successfully completed the training that involved theory, practical training in a simulated environment, followed by a further 6 months training in the workplace.
Another group of students enrolled in 2021 and went through the same training processes. Both groups have now written the final exam “External Integrated Summative Assessment” (EISA) and if successful, will be issued with their QCTO (Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) qualification.
The establishment of our Centre for Palliative Learning (CPL) is in line with our vision of becoming a 5-star hospice. Palliative care is fast becoming an integral part of the health system and expert training will therefore be required.
INTRODUCTION TO PALLIATIVE CARE
This short course will equip you as a healthcare professional to assess and manage patients living with life-threatening and life-limiting illness, to improve their quality of life and to support their families – thus enhancing the quality of your services and patient relationships.
Format: Face-to-face and online
Duration: 40 hours
NQF Level: Postgraduate
Cost: To be advised
Target Audience: Medical Officers, Registered Professional Nurses, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Social and Allied Workers.
Closing Date for Registration: No closing date – Minimum 10 up to a maximum of 20 participants per training session.
QUALITY COUNCIL FOR TRADES AND OCCUPATIONS (QCTO) - OCCUPATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN HOME-BASED CARE
Home Based Care Assistant
Interested in a qualification as a Home Based Care Assistant? Caregivers give assistance to people who are ill, injured, mentally or physically disabled, or the elderly and fragile. The Palliative Care component will qualify you to care for patients with life-limiting illness. If helping people comes naturally to you, you might be ready for a career as a caregiver.
Apply now for our 6-month, full-time, training course, starting in May 2023.
Part Qualification NQF 2: Home Based Personal Care Assistant SAQA ID 104779
Training Period for NQF 2: 6 months full-time training; practical and work skills placement
Part Qualification: 1 Knowledge Module, 3 Practical Skills Modules, 4 Workspace Experience Modules (700 notational hours over 6 months)
Entry Requirements: Learners enrolling to do the part qualification (NQF2) must have ABET level 4 or Grade 9 schooling, fluent in English, SAQA Evaluation Certificate for Foreign Qualifications.
Accreditation Body: The students who successfully pass the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) will be issued with a Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) qualification.
Course Fees: R18 000 (with payment plan)
Planned Start Date: May 2023 (depending on number of enrolments)
Applications Close: 14 April 2023
Home Based Care Assistant
Enquire now about our 12-month, full-time, training course.
Full qualification NQF 3: Home Based Personal Care Worker SAQA ID 104792
Training Period for NQF 3: 12 months full-time training; practical and work skills placement
Full qualification: 5 Knowledge Modules, 6 Practical Modules, 8 Workplace Experience Modules (1350 notational hours over 1 year)
Entry Requirements: Learners enrolling to do the full qualification (NQF3) must have Grade 12 schooling with English and Maths (Core or Lit) or any other grade with Foundational Learning Competence, SAQA Evaluation Certificate for Foreign Qualifications.
Course Fees: To be advised
Closing Date for Registration: No closing date. Minimum 10 up to a maximum of 20 participants per group.