7 day(s)
3 year(s)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
£600 pp
Course can be completed in our Virtual Classrooms
Course can be delivered in person

CHAPs Training Course

Our seven-week Care Home Assistant Practitioner course will give individuals the knowledge, skills, and confidence to carry out a variety of clinical and management tasks in a care home setting.

This consists of six virtual sessions and one Face to Face practical day at Greaves Hall Ave, Banks, Southport PR9 8BL.

If you can not attend the practical day at this venue, you can have a trainer attend your chosen venue for an additional cost.

The main areas of learning that the course covers are:

  • Clinical observations
  • Tissue viability, dressings, wounds, and pressure relief
  • Venepuncture and blood sugar monitoring
  • Administration of medication and syringe driver
  • Catheter and stoma care
  • Dysphagia
  • Diabetes management

Entry Requirements

To qualify for this course, individuals will need to already have practical experience working as a care assistant.

Training to be a Care Home Assistant Practitioner requires intensive training and the completion of assessments, so it is important that the individual is self-motivated and has drive and enthusiasm for furthering their clinical and managerial knowledge and skills.

Personal Skill Required

Working as a Care Home Assistant Practitioner can be an extremely rewarding, but demanding job. CHAPs are responsible for delivering important medical care to care home residents as well as being a friendly face.

Certain personal characteristics and skills are particularly suited to the role of a CHAP, these include:

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Confident using own initiative
  • Caring nature
  • Methodical
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
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This course can be adapted and tailored to meet your staff and organisation’s needs.

Individual Bookings

This course can be booked directly on our website, see current available dates below and press BOOK to secure your place. Payments are taken securely through Stripe. Still need help, our team are always on hand to guide you through, just drop us a call or email.

Corporate Bookings

Please contact our sales team and we will guide you through your booking.

Upcoming Courses

Care Home Assistant Practitioner Training (CHAPs)

Our Care Home Assistant Practitioner (CHAP) training courses can be completed in-person, or online in a virtual classroom, in just seven weeks.

Care Home Assistant Practitioner training progresses the careers of existing staff within your business to develop their skills, support your nurses, and provide residents with the highest level of care.

What is a Care Home Assistant Practitioner?

Training to become a Care Home Assistant Practitioner is a natural progression for an experienced care assistant looking for their next challenge.

The role bridges a gap between care assistants and nurses because assistant practitioners carry out many of the same tasks as nurses, allowing them to provide nurses with extra support.

The UK is currently experiencing a shortage of nurses and, as a result, assistant practitioners have become highly valuable in the healthcare sector.

After completing assistant practitioner training, individuals can get more involved in the management and clinical side of caring for residents.

Healthcare assistant practitioners are not registered, and always work under the direction of a registered colleague. However, their training allows them to carry out tasks without supervision.

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Open Courses

Our range of Open Courses are perfect for individuals who are looking to book their own place on one of our professional training courses. All upcoming dates for this session are available to view below. Please click ‘Book Now’ to secure your place.

Closed Courses

Our Closed Courses are designed for a Workplace or Organisation who are looking for a national training provider to deliver blended learning to ensure consistent learning and development across your entire team. Speak to our friendly sales team today to arrange your closed booking.