Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate

Would you like to gain the skills to confidently provide care to a family member or friend in need of personal care? The Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate program offered through Penn Foster Career School can help you gain the skills and knowledge to care for them in the comfort of home. Read on to find out more about this online certificate program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Penn Foster Career School's Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate program consists of five courses that are designed to provide you with an overview of fundamental home health care procedures and prepare you to care for a family member or other individual in your personal life. The lessons cover basic medical terminology and interpersonal communication as well as discuss the importance of confidentiality and ethics in allied health. You'll also be able to study bedmaking, personal hygiene care, collecting specimens, and maintaining a healthy and safe environment. In addition, there are courses specific to providing care for clients of a variety of ages and those with special needs.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Students considering enrolling in Penn Foster Career School's Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate program may be looking to gain the enrichment skills needed to help an individual in their personal life. As an applicant to Penn Foster Career School, you should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate Program consists of five courses broken down into 14 mobile-friendly lessons. You could complete this program in just a few weeks. Since all courses in this program are presented online, you will need a computer running Microsoft® Windows® and Windows® 7 or later, high-speed Internet access, and an e-mail account.

Personal Caregiver Skills Courses

  • Introduction to Allied Health
  • Therapeutic Communication Skills
  • Law, Ethics, and Confidentiality in Allied Health
  • Home Care Procedures
  • Meeting Clients' Needs

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Advanced Education

Once you have completed the Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate offered through Penn Foster Career School, you could choose to further your studies in order to prepare for a career in allied health or home care. Penn Foster's Home Health Aide diploma program can provide you with the skills, knowledge, and work experience needed to take the first step towards a career caring for clients in private homes or other community settings.