Accredited and Holistic Palliative Care Courses

Accredited and Holistic Palliative Care programmes

GENERIC ENQUIRY FORM

Bereavement and support course

The Bereavement Support Course was developed by the Association of Palliative Care Centres and is intended for use both within palliative care settings and in the wider community of South Africa. Bereavement Support is also considered to be a necessary aspect of preventative health; a supported family is less likely to suffer a breakdown and individuals may be less likely to fall into depression after the death of a loved one.

 

Format: Face-to-face (the online format is currently being developed)

Duration: The Face-To-Face Course runs for a week but can be completed one day per week (for six weeks)

NQF Level: Postgraduate

Accreditation Body: SACSSP: Approved for 29 CPD points

Target Audience: Any professional working in health care, and/or humanities in South Africa or anyone involved in a counselling role at their place of work or as a professional or supervised, experienced volunteer or counsellor.

Course availability: Face to Face courses will take place according to demand (when there is a minimum of 15 people signed up in specific regions), with a maximum number of 25 participants per training session.

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Introduction to palliative care for professionals

This short course will equip you as a healthcare professional to assess and manage patients living with life-threatening and life-limiting illness, to improve their quality of life and to support their families. Thus enhancing the quality of your services and patient relationships.

 

Format: Face-to-face and online

Duration: 40 hours

NQF Level: Postgraduate

Accreditation Body: UCT 30 CEU and accepted as standardised by the Western Cape Department of Health

Target Audience: Medical Officers, Registered Professional Nurses, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and social and allied workers

Closing Date for Registration: No closing date – Minimum 15 up to a maximum of 20 participants per training session.

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Certificate Course in palliative nursing

Format: Face-to-face and online

Duration: 9 months

NQF Level: 6

Accreditation Body: UCT

Target Audience: Professional and Enrolled Nurses

Closing Date for Registration: 21 January 2022

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Introduction to palliative care course for caregivers

Format: Face-to-face

Duration: 5 Days

NQF Level: Short Course

Target Audience: Enrolled Nursing Assistants, caregivers and homebased carers

Closing Date for Registration: No closing date – Maximum of 15 learners per training session to conform with social distancing guidelines

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Quality council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Occupational certificate in home-based care

Format: Face-to-face (complying with social distancing guidelines)

Duration:

Full qualification – 5 Knowledge Modules, 6 Practical Modules, 8 Workplace Experience Modules

(1350 notational hours over 1 year)

Part qualification – 1 Knowledge Module, 3 Practical Skills Modules, 4 Workplace Experience Modules

(700 notational hours over 6 months)

NQF Level:

Full qualification NQF 3:  Home Based Personal Care Worker SAQA ID 104792

Part qualification NQF 2:  Home Based Personal Care Assistant SAQA ID 104779

Accreditation Body: The students who successfully pass the External Integrated Summative Assessment (EISA) will be issued with a Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) qualification.

Target Audience: Anyone wishing to pursue a career as a caregiver.

Learners enrolling to do the full qualification (NQF3) must have Grade 12 schooling with English and Maths (Core or Lit) or any other grade with Foundational Learning Competence (see PDF download for detail on FLC)

Learners enrolling to do the part qualification (NQF2) must have ABET level 4 or Grade 9 schooling.

Closing Date for Registration: No closing date.

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Psychosocial Palliative Care Course

Format: Face-to-face and online

Duration: The Face-to-Face course runs for a week, but can be completed a day a week (for 8 weeks). The e-learning course is approximately 2 hours a week over 11 weeks.

Accreditation Body: SACSSP – 18 CPD points for both face-to-face and e-learning.

Target Audience: Social Science graduates, social workers, theologists, psychologists, occupational therapist, dietitians, speech therapists.

Closing Date for Registration: Registration for the face-to-face course for 23-27 January 2023 at Helderberg Hospice closes by 17 January 2023. 20 spaces are available. Further courses will take place when there is a minimum of 15 people signed up, with a maximum number of 20 participants per training session.

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