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National Certificate: Community Health Work NQF Level 2

 

National Certificate:
Community Health Work

NQF Level 2: ID 64749

 

Community Health Work

NQF Level 2 (Credits 140) - HWSETA Accredited

Duration

This is a one year qualification and can also be offered as a HWSETA skills programme

Purpose

Learners who complete this qualification will have competences and be capable of performing the roles of health promoter, assistant or health provider and assist the health networker within a community development context.

Recipients of this qualification will be able to:

  • Function in the client's home or a community care centre
  • Communicate in a variety of ways by assisting in the provision and implementation of primary health care within a community
  • Provide a service that will assist communities to better manage their own health and wellness
  • Create awareness on critical health care issues within a community

Entry requirements

  • Mathematical literacy at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4
  • Communication at NQF Level 1, ABET Level 4

The qualification comprises 6 programmes

Programme 1: Communication

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 119463 Access and use information from texts 02 05
Fundamental 119454 Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication 02 05
Fundamental 119455 Respond to selected literary texts 02 05
Fundamental 119456 Write/present for a defined context 02 05
Total 20

Programme 2: Numeracy

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Fundamental 9009 Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems 02 03
Fundamental 7480 Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems 02 03
Fundamental 12444 Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2 - dimensions in different life or workplace contexts 02 03
Fundamental 7469 Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life 02 02
Fundamental 9007 Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems 02 05
Total 16

Programme 3: Provision and implementation of primary health care, health promotion, home based care and emergency care within the community

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 260617 Assist the community to access services in accordance with their health related human rights 01 06
Core 119559 Demonstrate knowledge of the provision and implementation of primary health care 01 10
Core 119567 Perform basic life support and first aid procedures 01 05
Elective 260463 Assist the client and significant others to manage home based health care 02 12
Core 260497 Participate in health promotion activities 02 08
Total 41

Programme 4: Create awareness on critical health care issues within a community

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 117017 Provide information about Tuberculosis and directly observed treatment (DOTS) 01 03
Core 260477 Assist in establishing good nutrition for community members 02 12
Core 117493 Provide information about HIV and AIDS and treatment options in community care support situations 03 06
Core 119560 Promote an awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STI's) in the community 02 04
Core 260480 Facilitate the prevention of fatigue in the workplace 02 03
Total 28

Programme 5: Perform health care activities

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 260697 Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision 02 12
Elective 117009 Apply palliative care principles when assisting and supporting the client and family to manage life-threatening disease 03 10
Core 260499 Manage the care of acute and chronic wounds 02 03
Total 25

Programme 6: Manage self-development and implement fundamental administrative, physical and life skills to ensure on-going well-being and work productivity

US Type US ID Unit standards NQF level Credits
Core 120308 Apply knowledge of self in order to make a personal decision 02 03
Core 260478 Apply life skills to everyday life 02 05
Core 244564 Identify causes of stress in own life and indicate techniques to manage it 02 02
Core 254221 Prevent musculoskeletal injuries to self during lifting and carrying activities 03 03
Core 15091 Plan to manage one's time 01 03
Total 16
St John Training Centres offering this course
Bloemfontein (051) 444 6276
Cape Town (021) 461 8420
Durban (031) 305 6588
East London (043) 722 9840
Fish Hoek (021) 782 3306
Grahamstown (046) 636 1650
Johannesburg (011) 403 4227
Kimberley (053) 838 2519
Port Elizabeth (041) 364 2701/2
Somerset West (021) 851 7394

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18/08/2016