THUTOBPOHELO TRAINING AND SKILLS ACADEMY.
The Thutubophelo Training and Skills Academy was founded during 2008 although the Academy went back as far as 20 years ago. It is situated in the buzz area of Sunnyside opposite the DTI department building in Meintjies street, Pretoria.
The Academy is providing a Home Based Health Care Skills development program with the prime focus on previous disadvantaged communities.. This enables learners to successfully enter a career path in the health care system at the first entry level.
To provide the highest standard of training and skills development programme to address the ever changing demands of health services and health needs of the elderly in the community.
The Academy commits itself to the following :
- To regard the learner as an independent holistic adult learner
- To respect learner rights with special attention to the sensitivity of cultural and language differences in the learning environment .
- To provide an optimal learning environment
- To provide a unique training and skills development program to empower the learners with embedded knowledge, skills, values and attitudes to address all the needs of the elderly as an individual at home or in a frail care centre but still as part of the family and the community
- To guide learners with potential to develop a successful career path in the Health sector.
The Academy is associated with approved clinical facilities for clinical exposure to enable learners to develop the necessary skills within their scope of practice to provide competent and comprehensive home based health care at all levels in the community.
The Training personnel are committed to provide quality training and are fully trained assessors with the HWSETA. The training programme consists of 7 Unit Standards in line with a part qualification in Ancillary Health Care US 49606. The programme is community based with care to the elderly and frail in a home or an old age home setting .
The training process is focused on ⅓ core lectures to equip learners with knowledge , values and attitude and ⅔ skills development.
The training is very intensive because the service required is usually in rural areas and in informal settlements with no infrastructure.