Certificate in Caregiving

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This course focuses on the practical, legal and ethical issues you face while providing care to the sick and elderly. We help you develop the skills required to become an effective caregiver, which involves assisting loved ones and clients with meals, personal care, transportation and other physical and emotional needs. We explain how to deal with dementia while managing the impact of age, disease and injury to bring comfort to those in need.


This course begins by introducing you to the roles and responsibilities of caregivers. We study the legal and ethical issues involved in the caregiving process. You will also learn how to communicate with individuals with disabilities before covering stress management, body mechanics and organisational skills. This course also discusses the purpose of observing, reporting and documenting the condition of those in your care. We establish the importance of cultural awareness and cultural competency to create a respectful work environment. The course examines various ailments and illnesses you may encounter and describes their treatment and prevention.

The term ‘dementia’ refers to a spectrum of brain disorders of varying intensity that hamper thought and memory. This course examines dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and trains you to cope with such conditions sensitively. We also show you how to work with patients’ families. The course then studies how ageing affects the body, the emotional impact of disease and traumatic injuries and the steps involved in preparing for a patient’s death.

Caring for the aged and people suffering from physical and emotional disabilities requires compassion and understanding. This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to provide effective care to any client or family member in your charge, including the ability to deal with emergencies calmly. Sign up for this course to boost your caregiving skills in just a few short hours. Whether you intend to look after a loved one yourself or want to become a professional caregiver, this course helps you take care of those who need it most.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Outline the fundamental roles and responsibilities of a care worker
  • Describe the various legal issues that a caregiver must consider when working with a client
  • Describe how to identify, treat and prevent the spread of a range of medical conditions
  • Identify the correct actions to take in the event of various medical emergencies

Course Content

The Fundamentals of Caregiving
Lessons: 1: The Fundamentals of Caregiving - Learning Outcomes 2: The Roles & Responsibilities of Carers 3: Legal & Ethical Issues in Caregiving 4: Communications & the Caregiving Process 5: Communicating with Individuals with Disabilities 6: The Fundamentals of Caregiving - Lesson Summary

  • The Carer Environment
  • Care Service Teams
  • Training and Standards
  • Principles of Care
  • Care of the Elderly
  • The Treatment of People with Disabilities
  • Legal Issues for Carers
  • Professional Standards
  • The Rights and Choices of Clients
  • The Rights of the Carer
  • Confidentiality and Trust
  • Privacy Rights

Fundamental Skills in Caregiving
Lessons: 1: Fundamental Skills in Caregiving - Learning Outcomes 2: Stress Management & Organisational Skills 3: Observing, Reporting & Documenting 4: Cultural Differences & Caregiving 5: Fundamental Skills in Caregiving - Lesson Summary

Infections, Nutrition & Food Safety
Lessons: 1: Infections, Nutrition & Food Safety - Learning Outcomes 2: Fighting Infections 3: Common Conditions: TB, Lice & Scabies Nutrition & Hydration 4: Food Safety 5: Infections, Nutrition & Food Safety - Lesson Summary

Emergencies, Falls & Fire Safety
Lessons: 1: Emergencies, Falls & Fire Safety - Learning Outcomes 2: Planning for Emergencies 3: Medical Emergencies 4: Falls & Fire Safety 5: Emergencies, Falls & Fire Safety - Lesson Summary

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