Certificate in Caregiving Catalogue

Caregiving is the act of providing assistance and support to individuals who are unable to fully care for themselves due to age, illness, disability, or other conditions. It encompasses a wide range of tasks and responsibilities aimed at ensuring the well-being, safety, and quality of life of the care recipient.


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Programme Description

This programme is a 3-month (12-week) online certificate programme designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to provide high-quality care to individuals in various settings.

The programme is intensive and combines theoretical learning with practical experience, ensuring graduates are well-prepared for a career in caregiving.


Programme Structure

The programme is divided into 3 key components:

1. Classroom Learning

2. Practical Training

3. Assessment and Evaluation

Each week will focus on specific topics and skills, with continuous assessments to monitor progress.


Programme Objectives

1. To educate learners on the basic principles and practice of Caregiving

2. To produce graduates who would improve Caregiving through excellence and quality care, ultimately supporting favourable care outcomes.

3. To equip learners for future professional development and self-actualization.

4. To educate learners on the ability to cooperate with individuals, teams or groups and specialists in the business of caregiving

Teaching Target

The teaching target of the Certificate in Caregiving (CCG) programme is to help learners to grasp the basic knowledge and skills needed to master the basic techniques of caregiving administration and establish the foundation for a sound caregiving enterprise.


Courses

CODE USCH TITLE
PC7-011 3 Introduction to Caregiving
PC7-012 3 Personal Care and Hygiene
PC7-013 4 Health and Wellbeing
PC7-014 3 Mobility and Rehabilitation
PC7-015 3 Communication and Support
PC7-016 6 CCG Capstone (Seminar, Field Experience)
T. CREDITS 22 USCH (44 ECTS)
Other components of the curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness State
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings
WBN17 0 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Total credits: 22 USCH (44 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

How we teach these courses and modules

This programe is taught and assessed entirely (100%) online/ODL.

We utilise the Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction, using the best available, cost-effectiveness media (WhatsApp, Telegram, & YouTube).

  1. We assign pre-recorded lecture audios and videos and other resources as homework to be watched or engaged before class.
  2. Students make their own notes or jot down major points and may also consult materials outside of school resources for better understanding of lessons and to enrich their notes/jottings.
  3. We spend classroom time on valuable activities like review of lecture and/or other resources, discussions, Q & A, real-life applications, and projects.
  4. For each course, live interactive sessions hold as scheduled in the Programme’s Roadmap. Each session runs for about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  5. There are regular (weekly) academic webinars that support learning and career/business development.
  6. The capstone (practicum/field work) summarises the overall achievement in the programme.
  7. Faculty-Student Forum (WhatsApp and Telegram) goes from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday

Enrolment Fee

  1. The Gambia: D15,560 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N251,145 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $250 (USD)

EF Payment Plans

  • Plan 1: pay all EF before resumption
  • Plan 2: pay 50% of EF before resumption and pay the rest 50% one month after the first payment. This plan also attracts an extra charge
  1. The Gambia: D62 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N1,000 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $1 (USD)
  • Plan 3: Pay 1/3rd of EF before resumption, pay another 1/3rd one month after resumption, and pay the last 1/3rd two months after resumption. This plan also attracts an extra charge
  1. The Gambia: D124 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N2,000 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $2 (USD)

*Each admitted student should endeavour to inform the Finance Unit (+220-288-6490 – WhatsApp; [email protected]) about  their chosen EF Payment plan.

**Failure of a student to keep to the specific requirements of their chosen EF payment plan results in the termination of all learning activities for the defaulting student.


Requirements for the programme

1. Interest in the programme

2. Ability to communicate effectively in the English Language

4. Payment of the Admission Processing Fee

  • The Gambia: D600 (GMD)
  • Nigeria: N7,150 (NGN)
  • Other countri,,es: $10 (USD)

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Prospects after Taking this Programme

After taking this course, a learner should be able to

  1. Manifest increased caregiving knowledge and skills
  2. Land a new job or promotion, or enhance their CV
  3. Possess sharpened skills
  4. Attract a salary raise
  5. Start a caregiving project/ facility/business/organisation
  6. Enhance the operations of their own business/organisation or their present work place
  7. Use their knowledge and skills to manage any caregiving health facility or project
  8. Help society better or give back to society

Available Cohorts 

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