Certificate in Adult Caregiving

Course ID
School of Health & Social Work
Short Course
Lecture, Online, Practical Sessions, Seminar, Workshops

Are you a caring and compassionate individual looking to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others? Our 4-month Certificate in Adult Caregiving program, featuring 100 hours of invaluable clinical training, is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in the field of adult caregiving.

We believe that practical experience is invaluable. With 100 hours of hands-on clinical training along with the institutional practical session, you’ll have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in a real caregiving environment. This experience will boost your confidence and enhance your caregiving skills.

List of units


  • Introduction to the caregiver
  • Attend domestic affairs of the client
  • Maintain the nutrition of the client
  • Maintain personal hygiene and appearance of the client
  • Provide drug treatment/s
  • Check record vital signs
  • Care of an Elderly Client

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll earn a Certificate in Adult Caregiving, a credential recognized by healthcare providers and senior care facilities nationwide. This certification will open doors to a rewarding career in the field.

Entry requirements

This program does not have any prerequisite to enroll however We look for candidates who have the intellectual qualities and interpersonal skills to be successful leaders in the industry. 

Course structure and modules

This course is developed by Polymath Campus and approved by Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission

Modules outline:

  • Maintain the relationship with the client
  • Attend domestic affairs of the client
  • Prepare living area of the client
  • Maintain personal hygiene and appearance of the client
  • Maintain nutrition of the client
  • Provide drug treatment
  • Check and record vital signs
  • Care of an elderly person

On the job training

Students in NVQ programs are required to undergo on-the-job training (OJT) before they can graduate.

OJT is a type of experiential learning often used in skill-based qualifications that involve hands-on work or the use of specialized equipment, software, or machinery. Right after the course completion. In a OJT you will receive first-hand experience performing tasks related to your role from a co-worker or supervisor.

The purpose of OJT is to prepare you for your position. The instruction and hands-on practice you complete as part of the training can help you develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge you need to carry out your role when you go to the job market. When OJT is complete, you should be able to perform most or all of the tasks for your position without supervision.

In all NVQ Courses, some modules are assessed within the on-the-job training Period. The usual OJT period stems from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the course and level.

This course requires an OJT for 06 months.