This English for Care course is for non-English speaking HCAs and Carers who are working in an English language environment. It is also for students of nursing and care who want to build a foundation in Nursing English.
Communicate with patients
SLC’s English for Care course is for Health Care Assistants (HCAs) and carers working in hospitals, care homes and nursing homes. It teaches the English needed to communicate effectively with patients and with other healthcare professionals at work.
Develop Nursing English skills
This course is also for students of nursing and care who want to develop a strong foundation in Nursing English. The course includes essential medical terminology, interactions with patients and nurses, and the English needed in multiple care scenarios.
What do you learn?
Topics in the English for Care course include managing pain, pressure area care, dealing with falls, mental health issues, infection control, dealing with elderly patients, taking observations, and managing daily activities, such as toileting, food, drink and moving around. You learn essential vocabulary, medical terms and communicative techniques to use in many different care scenarios.
How long is the course and what level is it?
The English for Care course is 60-hours of study. As it is online, you can learn when and where you want. It is designed for English learners with an elementary and lower intermediate (A2-B1) level of English. It will develop essential English for Care language skills and help you communicate with accuracy and confidence.
Healthcare Providers and Medical Universities
We offer organisation-specific partnerships with healthcare providers, medical universities, and healthcare recruitment companies, to include branded courses, detailed reporting and academic and technical support. Courses are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure your learners have access to up-to-date materials.
We provide institutional licences and discounts to the Online English for Care course. This offer can be combined to suit your organisation’s needs with our other Medical English courses, including: English for Nurses, English for Doctors, English for Medical Academic Purposes, English for Pharmacy, OET preparation and IELTS preparation courses.
Contact us now to talk through how it can work for you and your organisation.
What people say
“I like this course very much. It’s a well-written, user friendly programme that will really help international nurses get to grips with the practical language and realities of nursing in the NHS.”
Anne Conway, Language and Cultural Awareness Facilitator, South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
“I think the course is very good, interactive and has diversity of exercises that cover all language skills: speaking, listening, reading, grammar and vocabulary. We also found it extremely important the fact that it shows actual equipment used in hospitals/care homes in the UK, so it is very specific and exact. I will continue recommending it strongly.”
Sylvia Lopes, JSL Healthcare Recruitment Consultants, Portugal and Poland