What is healthcare assistant training?
Healthcare plays a pivotal role in the working life of any individual in a care agency or care home. No matter the role, be it a nurse, administrator, member of a domestic team, a home manager, or a carer, it’s essential to have some form of healthcare training. It’s vital to train your staff in the fundamental Care Certificate Standard. This is where healthcare assistant training comes in.
Healthcare Assistant Training, also known as HCA training, provides employees in the healthcare industry, such as care workers, with the fundamental skills they need to carry out their responsibilities professionally. It also equips you with the knowledge you need to care for your patients or service users.
HCA courses are a minimum requirement in the healthcare sector, making it essential to take the course. They’re tailored for incoming and existing staff who want to build their skills further. Healthcare assistant training is usually available online or in person and matches the standards set out in the Care Certificate.
Why is it important, healthcare assistant training?
Aside from helping clinical support staff and healthcare assistants to work efficiently and safely, healthcare assistant training is also essential for several other reasons. It provides personnel with the ability to experience hands-on supervised work. It also equips them to start work immediately after their training, as it provides them with the requisite skills to succeed. This course may also help fill any gaps that assistants may have missed during their formal education relevant to their work.
This training also helps staff stay updated on the latest developments in the healthcare industry as the healthcare industry constantly evolves.
Who qualifies for this healthcare assistant training?
There are no rigid requirements to become a trained healthcare assistant. However, you’ll need some basic skills such as numeracy and literacy. Having some experience in care work or healthcare through volunteering or a paid job is also a plus but not essential.
Additionally, you should have some basic everyday skills such as being a good listener, genuinely caring about others, working in teams, having a cheerful disposition, and executing instructions. It would help if you were also observant and are a hands-on person who doesn’t mind tasks such as helping patients to use the toilet.
Why Choose Us
Train with the Leicestershire Training Team
The Leicestershire Training Team provides healthcare support training programmes that are designed to equip care assistants with the skills and knowledge they need to make a real difference in people’s lives. Our courses provide a comprehensive education on all aspects of the role, from basic clinical skills such as taking vital signs and administering medication, to more advanced topics like working with vulnerable populations, public health and personal development. Our trainers are highly experienced in the medical assistant instructor job and have a wealth of knowledge to share with participants. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality training programs that will give carers the confidence they need to provide world-class care. We provide students with accredited healthcare assistant courses led by a registered nurse. Our courses are convenient as we consider the specific needs of our students. As a result, we’re flexible enough to provide training in person, via Zoom, or at your preferred location. Our sessions are interactive and practical, and we use the best equipment to enhance your learning experience. So if you’re looking for an online course that will help you become an outstanding healthcare assistant, the Leicestershire Training Team is here to help.
It’s vital to have trained adequately in the healthcare industry to carry out your tasks with excellence. If you’re in or around the Leicestershire area and are interested in taking a healthcare assistant training course, you can get in touch here.
All of our courses include complimentary free certificates as well as handouts. Click on a course to find out more info.
MANUAL HANDLING AND MOVING & HANDLING
Manual handling and moving & handling is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, as everyone's involved. This full-day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding manual handling and moving & handling, the differences between the two, how to minimise injury, risk assessing hazards, introducing moving and handling into care planning plus much much more!
PERSON CENTERED CARE & DIGNITY
Person-centred care and dignity is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, as everyone's involved. This full-day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding dignity and person-centred care, what constitutes person-centred care, how this is implemented into risk assessing and care planning plus much much more!
Food hygiene is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, but especially for carers and catering staff. This half-day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding food hygiene, effective hand washing, storing, cooking and disposing of food, managing a kitchen, food poisoning plus much much more!
Safeguarding adults is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, as its everyone's responsibility. This full-day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding safeguarding, the different types of abuse, how to recognise abuse, what to do in instances of abuse, plus much much more!
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Health & safety is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, as its everyone's responsibility. This full day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding H&S, risk assessing hazards, how to minimise risk, accident reporting plus much much more!
MENTAL CAPACITY ACT & DOLS
Mental Capacity and DoLS is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, as everyone's involved. This full-day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding the mental capacity act 2005 and DoLS, the differences between the two, what is mental capacity, how to assess someone's capacity, what is consent, safeguarding plus much much more!
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY
Equality, diversity and inclusivity is an essential training session for anyone who works in the care industry. This full-day course covers the laws and regulations around equality, diversity and inclusivity, what each element means, how to encourage and adhere to legislation, your rights, plus much much more!
INFECTION CONTROL AND COSHH
Infection control and COSHH is an essential training for anyone in the care industry, as its everyone's responsibility. This full day course covers the laws and regulations surrounding infection control and COSHH, what comes under COSHH regulations, how to minimise infections, how to contain infections to reduce the spread, how to store, use and dispose of chemicals, risk assessing hazards, plus much much more!
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