Want to provide better care for elderly parents? Looking for a career in the social service sector?
The opportunity is here for you!
NTUC LearningHub's new WSQ Certificate in Community and Social Services (Senior Services - Integrated Care) trains and certifies entry-level caregivers. The courses have been specifically designed for learners without a background in the Community and Social Services (Client Services) Eldercare industry.
Government Funding Eligibility for Course:
– All Singapore Citizens who are at least 21 years of age
– All Singapore Permanent Residents who are at least 21 years of age
What does the certificate comprise of?
To complete 2 core modules:
- WSQ Assist Clients to Meet Basic Hygiene Needs
- WSQ Work in a Safe Working Environment that Meets the Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
- WSQ Provide Enhanced Personal Care for Clients
- WSQ Assist Clients with Clinical Care Needs
- WSQ Support Clients in Rehabilitation Exercises and Activities of Daily Living
- WSQ Engage Clients through Activities According to Clients' Needs
*Participants have to complete the 2 core modules before completing the electives.
Singapore Citizens who attain a full WSQ certificate (2 CORE + 2 ELECTIVE) will be eligible for a SkillsFuture Qualification Award (SQA) of $200.
Available Schedule for the Modules
(Core) Assist Clients to Meet Basic Hygiene Needs
Dates: 27 and 28 February, 4, 5 and 6 March 2020
(Core) Work in a Safe Working Environment that Meets the Workplace Safety and Health (Healthcare) Guidelines
Dates: 15, 16, 22 and 23 February 2020
(Elective) Engage Clients Through Activities According to Clients' Needs
Dates: 11, 12, 13, 19 and 20 March 2020
(Elective) Provide Enhanced Personal Care for Clients
Dates: 29 February, 1, 7, 14, 15, 21 and 22 March 2020
(Elective) Assist Clients with Clinical Care Needs
Dates: 24, 25 and 26 February 2020, 2 and 3 March 2020
(Core) WSQ Assist Clients To Meet Basic Hygiene Needs
The course content and examples are designed to provide entry-level care workers with an overview of the responsibilities providing basic care to the seniors. Learners will be guided through a practice-oriented and experiential learning process to become more aware and experience the true meaning of what it takes to:
- Communicate effectively with senior clients who are facing normal challenges of an aging body
- Assist these senior clients meet their basic hygiene needs and to perform their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in a safe and comfortable manner. Such ADLs include eating, mobility and transfer, fall prevention, toileting.
This competency unit equips learners with the necessary understanding of ones responsibilities relating to health and safety in the working environment, and to be able to deliver care and services that are in line with self-care ethics and the Workplace Safety & Health (Healthcare) Guidelines.
(Elective) WSQ Assist Client With Clinical Care Needs
This competency unit equips the learners with essential skills in assisting clients with clinical care needs such as common health and mental conditions, measure and record human vital signs and administering medication.
(Elective) WSQ Engage Clients Through Activities According To Clients' Needs
The course content and examples are designed to provide entry-level care workers with advanced skills for safe caring of elderly clients requiring enhanced hygiene, elimination, and perineal care needs, as well as feeding assistance for elderly clients both in the day-care centres and at the homes of the elderly clients. Learners will be guided through a practice-oriented and experiential learning process to become more aware and experience the true meaning of what it takes to:
- Provide care to senior clients using the person-centred care approach.
- Assist these senior clients meet their enhanced hygiene needs and to perform their Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in a safe and comfortable manner. Such ADLs include hygiene activities like bathing and tooth-brushing, toileting, and feeding.