Health Care (Foundation)

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Health Care (Foundation) to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

This course is a must for the home carer or for those who wish to work in the caring professions. It will help you explore and understand the role of the carer and the qualities that are required by those who are involved in the caring professions.  Health and Safety in the workplace and home is addressed, including prevention of accidents and dealing with medical emergencies, together with the important subjects of emotional support, control of infection and day and night care.


  • Lesson One
    • The Carers/Beginning a Portfolio
      • Who are They?
      • Where do They Work?
      • Titles
      • Beginning your Portfolio
      • Yourself
      • The Role of the Care Assistant
      • Support
  • Lesson Two
    • Qualities and Good Practice
      • Respect and Trust
      • Moral (Social) and Legal Rights
      • Day Care and Night Care
      • Access to Information
      • Duties
  • Lesson Three
    • The Care Team
      • Professional Qualities
      • Unacceptable Behaviour
      • Organisations
  • Lesson Four
    • Health and Safety/Security
      • Causes of Accidents
      • Falls
      • Safety Hints
      • Health and Safety at Work Act
      • Fire
      • Personal Belongings
      • Premises
  • Lesson Five
    • Medical Emergencies
      • First Aid
      • Resuscitation
      • CPR – Primary Checks
      • CPR – Procedure for an Adult
      • CPR – Procedure for Babies and Children
      • The Heimlich Manoeuvre
      • Shock
      • The Recovery Position
      • Burns and Scalds
      • Bleeding
      • Summary
  • Lesson Six
    • Control of Infection
      • Precautions
      • Food Hygiene
      • HIV/AIDS
      • Promoting Personal Hygiene

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.