Developing health and clinical skills

Developing health and clinical skills

Opportunities now exist in social care to develop more in depth health and clinical skills in roles such as a assistant practitioners. They work as part of the range of healthcare and social care teams and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality and compassionate care. The role requires workers to have a more in-depth understanding about factors that influence health and ill-health (e.g. anatomy and physiology). The assistant practitioner may also have responsibility for the supervision of other workers or activities delegated by registered healthcare practitioners.

Resources for Developing health and clinical skills

Access to Higher Education Diploma Health

Provider: Open Study College

During your studies on this Access to Higher Education Diploma Health course, you’ll study a range of healthcare-related subjects that will ease you into your degree.

In the first year of this course, you’ll cover the basics of how to write a report and reference your work, as well as exploring the subject of human biology and various factors that affect human health.

In your second year on the course, you will learn more about psychology, the fundamental principles of values-based healthcare, and how you can promote the health of your patients.

This course is designed to provide in-depth, relevant learning materials with the end goal of studying a healthcare degree in mind. After completing this Access to Higher Education Health course, you’ll feel fully prepared to study your chosen healthcare degree at university.

Care Home Assistant Practitioner Training (CHAPs)

Provider: Care Business Associate Training

Our seven-week Care Home Assistant Practitioner course will give individuals the knowledge, skills, and confidence to carry out a variety of clinical and management tasks in a care home setting.

This consists of six virtual sessions and one Face to Face practical day at our head office: Care Business Associate Training, Rufford House, 52 Bath Street, Southport, PR9 0DH.

If you can not attend the practical day at this venue, you can have a trainer attend your chosen venue for an additional cost.

The main areas of learning that the course covers are:

  • Clinical observations
  • Tissue viability, dressings, wounds, and pressure relief
  • Venepuncture and blood sugar monitoring
  • Administration of medication and syringe driver
  • Catheter and stoma care
  • Dysphagia
  • Diabetes management

End of Life and verification of death tra

Provider: Care Business Associate Training

The objective of this course is to equip healthcare professionals with all the information and skills they require to provide expert, compassionate care to patients who are in the final stages of their life.

Some key areas that this course covers includes:

  • End of life healthcare standards, legislation, and guidelines.
  • Person-centred end of life care plans.
  • How to recognise when someone is entering the last stages of their life.
  • Symptoms and pain relief during the last stages of life.
  • After death care and support available for family members.
  • Verification and certification of death.
  • Providing sensitive and compassionate care to patients and their families.

Once you have completed this short training course you will receive a certificate that formally recognises your competence in providing specialist end of life care and death verification to nationally recognised standards.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC)

Provider: St Wilfrid’s Hospice

ECEPC is a highly respected qualification for medical and nursing staff, paramedics and allied health professionals including nursing and physician associates from acute, community and hospice settings who would like a qualification in palliative care. All participants should have direct contact with patients requiring a palliative approach and care needs.

The course is run entirely as a distance learning course (between September and November 2023) and the assessment has been adapted to be undertaken remotely. It is coordinated by Princess Alice Hospice and run by various hospices around the country, including St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester.

Dates: Our next intake is Autumn 2023 cohort:-

11th September 2023 – Course launch event via Zoom 18.00 to 19.30 hrs with the local launch 19.30 to 20.00 hrs (via Microsoft Teams)

15th November 2023 – Remote assessment day via zoom – 0930 hrs to 1400 hrs (latest slot)

Price: £500.00 Staff working in hospices in the UK can apply to Hospice UK for funding for 50% of this cost.


Provider: Education for Health

Person-centred approaches to care will be at the centre of this Frailty as a Long Term Condition Level 7 module‘s content.

Successful students will develop as leaders in the delivery of person-centred care, and progress their skills and knowledge in relation to the complexity of living with frailty. It will enhance your knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes in relation to current treatment, management and risk avoidance of different aspects and challenges of frailty.

The importance of excellent communication skills and effective collaborative working will be emphasised and explored in relation to the person living with frailty. Current key legislation, local, national and international drivers will be explored and applied to the management within your organisation. You will also critically review the interface of health and social care.

Verfification of Expected Adult Death

Provider: St Wilfrid’s Hospice

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