Introducing practical healthcare is an introductory course for healthcare support staff – for example healthcare assistants, porters, and the wider healthcare team – who might be looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to improve their career progression. This course will develop your knowledge and skills for a deeper understanding of healthcare practice. You will be introduced to some key ideas around quality care and you will have the opportunity to reflect on how these ideas might be applied in practice.
This course is free and you are welcome to study it without enrolling. However, the course gives you the opportunity to earn digital badges as a recognition of your learning. To collect these badges, you’ll need to enrol. If you already have an Open University account, you need to sign in before you enrol. Otherwise, it’s easy to create one. Once you’ve signed in, return to this page and click on the ‘Enrol’ button above.
To see the other courses in this series please visit the Social Partnerships Network (SPN) courses home page.
We ask you optional questions when you enrol on this course for research purposes. See About the research for more details.
This course was developed with funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). Although most of the content will be relevant to learners throughout the United Kingdom, some elements will be based on the English policy and legislative context.