Our Training Centre

The Training Facility will be a centre of excellence providing high quality evidence-based palliative and end-of-life-care, education, and development opportunities. We wish to train unemployed youth to be certified excellent caregivers. At our training centre situated on the premises in Maryland, we hope to offer a one-year course.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Aged 20 – 35

  • Male or Female

  • Poor, unemployed from Hanover Park and surrounds

  • A matric certificate will not be required

  • Candidates will need to commit to one year of training

Course Outline

Skills development

Basic nursing, palliative patient care, complementary therapies, upgrade literacy and numeracy, learning and study skills, computer literacy, communication, principles of housekeeping: good hygiene, cooking, and cleaning.

Nursing

Basic biology, patient care, giving medication, home and community care.

Palliative care

Principles,  home-based care, interventions to reduce pain and assist mobility, complementary therapies.

Self development/care

Problem solving, work opportunities and work profile, personal finances, drivers license and self-care.

Course Outline

Skills development

Basic nursing, palliative patient care, complementary therapies, upgrade literacy and numeracy, learning and study skills, computer literacy, communication, principles of housekeeping: good hygiene, cooking, and cleaning.

Nursing

Basic biology, patient care, giving medication, home and community care.

Palliative care

Principles,  home-based care, interventions to reduce pain and assist mobility, complementary therapies.

Self development/care

Problem solving, work opportunities and work profile, personal finances, drivers license and self-care.

Teaching Styles

Student centered, active learning, growth mindset

Everyone is capable when their needs are met.

Excellence rooted in ownership

Each student owns their behaviour, learning and environment.

Formative assessment:

Outcomes are presented, applied, and assessed everyday as a class, group and individual.

Practical experience

Students rotate weekly to gain experience in adding value to patient care and contributions to the running of the training Centre.

Teaching Styles

Student centered, active learning, growth mindset

Everyone is capable when their needs are met.

Excellence rooted in ownership

Each student owns their behaviour, learning and environment.

Formative assessment:

Outcomes are presented, applied, and assessed everyday as a class, group and individual.

Practical experience

Students rotate weekly to gain experience in adding value to patient care and contributions to the running of the training Centre.

The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success. It can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation.

Learning Styles

 

Language and literacy – Workbooks will be available in English and Afrikaans and on Audio.
Individual formative assessment to include options in answers when appropriate – e.g. verbal, written, sketched.
Sharing in pairs and small groups.
Neurodiversity – choice in seating/standing; fidget devices, readers and scribes, one-on-one tutoring.

Diversity

  • Celebrate diversity – we learn from differences in background, culture, neurodiversity, age, gender and educational background.

  • Accommodate diversity – each student has their own strengths, special needs, learning preferences and requirements.

  • Teach for diversity – provide more than one way to receive, process and apply knowledge.

Coming Soon!

Take the opportunity to boost your knowledge and open doors to exciting career prospects.
Let’s embark on this learning journey together!

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