Training

Breede River Academy is the training arm of the organization.  We believe in the principle of life-long learning and initially focused this on hospice and palliative care courses.  We now offer training in a variety of subjects and at various levels.  The courses we currently offer are:

Care related

  • Palliative Care Nursing (9 month course registered with the Foundation for Professional Development)
  • Introduction to Palliative Care (5 day course) – appropriate for anyone in health care.  Courses are tailored to the qualification level of the group
  • Palliative care for the Older person
  • Palliative care in TB Care
  • Home Based Care (8 week course including theory and practical work and aligned to the HWSETA).  Ideal to start a career in care work.
  • Hospice volunteers Course (5 day course) – for people who wish to be a part of our volunteer patient support team but can also be taken by those wanting to know about emotional support of people facing illness.
  • Bereavement Care (5 day course) – aimed at the lay person who wishes to support those facing the loss of a loved one
  • Dementia – a workshop to assist those caring for someone with Dementia including Alzheimer’s
Other programmes
  • Leadership Development Programme (12 month course)  - focusing on those in leadership and management in the Non Profit environment
  • Computer basics (8 workshops) – give your career a boost by learning how to use the internet, email, MS Word and MS Excel
  • Me & My Life (12 modules) – foundation level training for adults looking at various life skills
  • Child Care (6 workshops ) – how to care for a baby / toddler / child including basics in cookery

All of our courses are adaptable to different groups’ needs.  Classes are presented at different times (week days, Saturday, evenings’) to reach a mix of people.

Details on any of our programmes and how to register are available from our Training Co-ordinator Joa van Kuijk on 023 626 5710 or joa@hospicebreederiver.org.za

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