E-learning at home/work and in your own time

Complete this easy-to-follow Healthcare Practice Course on your computer or tablet and in your own time. The course can be completed in stages - you have 4 weeks to complete the course in full. Once completed you will immediately be able to download your pass certificate. (Your new accredited certificate will be posted to you within 8 weeks.)

The nationally recognised and accredited certificate (awarded by the Open College Network) can be added to your existing certificate credit value (cumulative credits), and these may also count towards other similar college or university courses.


This course provides a valuable "stepping stone" into the healthcare profession or natural progression route for practicing and experienced HCAs / Carers wishing to expand on their existing qualifications.


At the end of each e-learning section you have up to 6 multiple choice questions to answer, with a passmark of 65%. You can re-sit each section up to 2 times.

This course is ideal for you if:

You are seeking a career change and looking for work within the healthcare sector (NHS, Private Clinics, Care Homes or Community).

You are currently unemployed or between jobs.

You are already working within the healthcare sector and wish to increase your skills or a career change.

You need CPD (continual professional development) or requested by your employer as part of your CPD or Induction Programme.

You are taking or planning to take other healthcare courses (ie. a nursing diploma) and would like to add credits to your course.

You are just curious and keen to learn something new!

Topics covered include:

Module 1: Introductions and Course Overview

Module 2: Accountability

Module 3: Effective Communication

Module 4: Documentation and Recording

Module 5: Hygiene & Infection Prevention and Control

Module 6: Tests and Measurements

Module 7: Anatomy and Physiology

Module 8: Nutrition and Fluid Balance

Module 9: Practical Caring Skills

Module 10: Psychological Care

Module 11: Pressure Care

Module 12: Medication

Module 13: Answers to quizzes and multiple choice questions

Module 14: Job Opportunities and Further Information

Including short video presentations, practical sessions and a home study pack.


You can apply for trainee posts working as a Care Support Worker, Carer, Heathcare Assistant or you may choose to apply for positions in care homes or other institutions.

Alternatively, you might wish to pursue a freelance career as a self-employed carer.

Parental Consent Form, Instalment Payment Options, Funding Information and Guides

and Terms & Conditions can be found on our GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION page.

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