TRAINING | FOR THE BETTER

HospiceWits provides care to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of patients facing life-limiting illness, and to their families. This is done with the aim of achieving the best quality of life for the patient.

Our desire is to be involved with the patient from the moment of diagnosis, offering love, comfort and emotional support and care to them and their family.

Through our training and education, we offer courses for professionals and the general public, such as the Grief, Loss and Bereavement Course, or a one-week Introduction to Palliative Care, as well as various other courses.

For registration forms and more information, please email us at training@hospicewits.co.za.

 

L2 Assisted Home-Based Personal Carer

QCTO Accredited NQF L2 Assisted Home-Based Personal Carer Qualification (70 credits) SAQA ID 104779

6 months full-time training; practicals and work skills placement.

Entry requirements for this level: Grade 7 or ABET learner qualification in NQF L1

Cost: R18 000.00

Please note that the theoretical component of this course will be available for E-Learning, as well as blended learning (for practicals and work skills placement) before the end of the year.

L3 Home-Based Personal Carer

QCTO Accredited NQF L3 Home-Based Personal Carer Qualification (135 credits) SAQA ID 104792

12 months full-time training; practicals and work skills placement.

Entry requirements for this level: Matric with English and Maths (Core or Lit.)

Cost: R26 000.00

Please note that the theoretical and practical component of this course is done via blended learning.

Short Courses (non-accredited)

The following courses are offered as non-credit (non-accredited) courses (also known as short courses or workshops), for adult-based learning, self-enhancement and learning development. They are for persons who wish to broaden their knowledge, develop their skills and broaden their personal and professional learning experiences within a specific field of healthcare. The courses offered are equally important and much needed in enabling the learners to provide additional professional, supportive and therapeutic skills to persons within their communities, as well as to alleviate the burden on the already overwhelmed South African healthcare systems.

Short courses on offer are done through blended learning. This means that you will complete the theoretical training via e-learning (email, Whatsapp, Skype, Zoom, etc.) with face-to-face training, practical learning and all assessments done in class.

Ancillary Healthcare Workers Course (AHC)

Course duration: 10 days, over a 3-month period.

This course will enable the learner to be competent in the following aspects of home care:

    • General hygiene in the home.
    • Bed bathing, bed making, and making sure the patient is comfortable at all times.
    • Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.
    • Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.
    • Temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
    • Basic nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.
    • Care of the dying, preparation of the family and patients, unfinished matters.
    • HIV/AIDS and TB. 
    • Foundational anatomy and physiology. 
    • Professional communication as opposed to social communication. 
    • Patient rights and dignity. 

Assessments, assignments and tests will be written, and a certificate will be issued upon completion.

Cost: R4700.00

Anticipated Grief, Loss and Bereavement Course (GLB)

Course duration: 1 month for each course (e-learning). 2-day face-to-face workshop.

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of grief, loss and bereavement.
  • To develop insight into grief through the ages.
  • To learn new and creative ways of supporting the bereaved.
  • To develop new insights and skills for grief and bereavement support.
  • To enhance self-awareness.

Adults: R2500 | Children: R2500

Community Home-Based Palliative Care Introduction Course (PHBC)

Duration: 10 days over a 3-month period.

This course is designed to enhance skills:

  • General hygiene in the home.
  • Bed bathing, bed making and making sure the patient is comfortable at all times.
  • Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.
  • Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.
  • Temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure (BP).
  • Basic nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.
  • Care of the dying, preparation of the family and patients, unfinished matters.
  • Professional communication as opposed to social communication.
  • Patient rights and dignity.
  • Palliative care to persons with life-threatening illnesses; includes symptom management, pain control, medication management and much more.

Assessments and tests will be written, and a certificate will be issued upon completion.

Cost: R4700.00

Dementia Courses (DEM)

Duration: 2-day workshop

This course will equip caregivers in providing appropriate supportive care to persons with dementia-related conditions, and relates to both theory and practical course content.

Cost: 2500.00

Practical Nursing Care Course (PNC)

Duration: 10-day workshop

This course will equip you to provide basic nursing procedures such as, but not limited to: 

  • Bed bathing, bed making, and making sure the patient is comfortable at all times.
  • Mouth care and proper cleaning procedures.
  • Prevention of bedsores by regular massage of body parts and changing positions.
  • Temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.
  • Basic nutrition and education to family members about what to feed the patient.

Cost: R2500.00

We endeavour to provide the highest palliative and health care skills development training to all our learners. We strongly encourage you to further your training and enhance your skills development through our reputable training centre.

We are an accredited organisation with the Hospice Palliative Care Association South Africa (HPCA), the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (Cohsasa), as well as the Quality Council for Trades and Occupation (QCTO).

If you are interested in the any of the courses offered, please kindly complete the attached registration document and return to francois@hospicewits.co.za with a copy of your identification / passport document, and proof of payment.

The following payment options are available, except for workshops that are shorter than three months:
> 50% deposit upon registration
> 25% payment mid-course
> 25% payment at the end of course

Please kindly note the following course calendar dates for the first semester of the year. The second semester calendar will be available at the end of May 2021. Registration for courses are done throughout the year; please ensure that you have registered for courses according to these dates:

Course dates and time schedules may be subject to change due to unplanned circumstances, and may be communicated to learners with short notice.

Please kindly note that no refunds will be given if a learner cancels the course or does not complete the course on the due date; course extension fees will apply. No certificates will be issued until all fees are paid in full.

Course contents and materials will only be accessible to learners once the deposit has been received by our financial department and learners have been receipted for the deposit made, or fees paid in full.