Health Care

Health Care Training:

In late 2012, Nightingale Trust expanded its training scope to include HAST (HIV, AIDs, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Tuberculosis). Between December 2012 and January 2015 we trained 459 learners in various districts of the Eastern Cape. We were contracted by Small Projects Foundation to complete this training.

Next we expanded into Primary Health Care training, and trained 17 learners from Missionvale Care Centre in September 2013 and 20 learners from Care Ministry in March 2014.

Monthly life skills workshops were presented to 11 volunteers from Care Ministry between February 2014 and March 2015. We also assisted Care Ministry with training of their volunteers in tailor-made courses covering Women’s Health, Contraception, Alzheimer’s and home based care basics.

In July 2015 we achieved full accreditation status with the HWSETA, and at present our courses are on offer for organisational-groups (CBOs, NGOs, FBOs or companies). The options for training include:

  1. Full qualification: National Certificate: Community Health Work (SAQA ID: 64749) (NQF Level 2)(140 credits)
  2. One of our registered skills programmes

 

Entry Requirements:

The following are pre-determined entry requirements set by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for this qualification:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4.
  • Communication at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4

 

Do You Need Training?

We can provide tailor-made training to organisations on a range of health care topics as well as life skills. We prefer to work hand-in-hand with organisations or community groups, determining their exact needs in order to provide training that is relevant.

Should you require training for your organisation, please contact our office as per the details listed below.

 

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This qualification consists of the following unit standards:

Unit Std ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
260617  Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights 1 6
119559  Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care 1 10
260697  Conduct a basic community needs assessment 2 12
260497  Participate in health promotion activities 2 8
117017  Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS) 1 3
260477  Assist in establishing good nutrition for community members 2 12
260480  Facilitate the prevention of fatigue in the workplace 2 3
119560  Promote an awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the community 2 4
117493  Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations 3 6
119567  Perform basic life support and first aid procedures 1 5
260499  Manage the care of acute and chronic wounds 2 3
15091  Plan to manage one`s time 1 3
120308  Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision 2 3
260478  Apply life skills to everyday life 2 5
244564  Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 2 2
254221  Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities 3 3
119463  Access and use information from texts 2 5
119454  Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication 2 5
119455  Respond to selected literary texts 2 5
119456  Write/present for a defined context 2 5
9009  Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems 2 3
7480  Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems 2 3
12444  Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts 2 3
7469  Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life 2 2
9007  Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems 2 5
260463  Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care 2 12
117009  Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease 3 10
Total credits 140
Our registered skills programmes consist of unit standards found in National Certificate: Community Health Work (SAQA ID: 64749) (NQF Level 2). Currently we have five skills programmes registered with the HWSETA.

Skills programme name HAST for Urban and Rural Communities
Registration Number HW/SP/1603331
Unit Standard ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
117017 Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS) 1 3
119560 Promote an awareness of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in the community 2 4
117493 Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care and support situations 3 6
Total  credits: 13

 

Skills programme name Comprehensive Health Care for Urban & Rural Communities
Registration Number HW/SP/1603326
Unit Standard ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
260463 Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care 2 12
119559 Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care 1 10
117009 Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease 3 10
Total  credits: 32

 

Skills programme name Community Health Promotion and Home Based Care
Registration Number HW/SP/140926
Unit Standard ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
260463 Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care 2 12
260497 Participate in health promotion activities 2 9
260617 Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights

 

1 6
Total  credits: 27

 

Skills programme name Palliative and Chronic Home Based Care
Registration Number HW/SP/140927
Unit Standard ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
117009 Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease 3 10
260499 Manage the care of acute and chronic wounds 2 3
260598 Provide support relating to home based care 3 16
Total  credits: 29

 

Skills programme name Life Skills for Personal Development
Registration Number HW/SP/
Unit Standard ID Unit Standard Title NQF Level Credits
120308 Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision 2 3
260478 Apply life skills to everyday life 2 5
15091 Plan to manage one`s time 1 3
Total  credits: 11