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Healthcare Assistant Training Course (Health Literacy)

Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is perfect for those who are ‘new’ to working in the health and/or social care sector in roles where there is direct contact with individuals needing care and support.

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to equip those who are interested in working in the healthcare sector as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) with the basic knowledge and skills of the role, responsibilities and working environment.

Course Objectives

The objective of this training course is for all participants to:

  • describe the tasks, responsibilities and skills of the healthcare assistant role.

  • develop their practical skills to excel in their HCA role.

  • be aware of the basic nursing terminology and basic nursing/care equipment.

  • explain the difference between health and social care, the different healthcare settings including the function and type of patients in each setting and most importantly key training requirements such as: communication, safeguarding, infection control, equality, diversity, inclusion, health, safety and security.

  • understand the agency registration requirements, the need for training and personal development and the employment/career progression routes.

Course Structure

Payment Information

After completing the form on this page, to secure your place on our healthcare training course please follow the payment link below:

£397.00 - Full Payment (inc. Non-Refundable Deposit)


*Full payment (£397) is required 72 hours before the course is due to start.

Application Form 

This two day training course will be delivered at:

1st Alternative Medical Staffing,

185-187 Queen's Road,



SE15 2NE. 


The training will begin promptly at 10.00am on both days and finish no later than 4.00pm. 


On the second day, participants will undertake a one-hour multiple choice written assessment and be issued with a certification upon completion. A detailed schedule of the day will be emailed.

In addition to the two day theoretical training, an external healthcare professional will deliver a one-day practical training and assessment immediately after. Further details to be confirmed.