• Level 3
  • 70 Hours Duration
  • CHAP Certificate

CHAPS Training

CHAP's training will help your business bridge the gap between your seniors and your nurses. When implemented correctly they relieve pressure from the nursing team resulting in improvements of care delivery.

CHAPS Training Course Summary

The programme is delivered over ten consecutive weeks, with one day face to face training day per week.

During this time, those enrolled on the programme will complete the following;

Ten Classroom Days covering the following subjects.

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Course Summary

  • Week 1: The course begins with an Introduction to the CHAPs course, with a focus on developing your Communication and Leadership skills, which are key for teamwork and patient interactions.
  • Week 2: This week concentrates on Clinical/Basic Observations, with an emphasis on gaining competency, teaching you essential patient monitoring and recording skills.
  • Week 3: Safer Medication Administration is the focus, where you'll learn practical skills in the safe handling and administration of medication.
  • Week 4: The course addresses Care Planning/Record Keeping, along with Handover/Delegation techniques, essential for maintaining quality care continuity.
  • Week 5: We explore Pressure Area Care and Wound Care, crucial for patient comfort and healing.
  • Week 6: The course brings awareness to Dysphagia and includes competency training in PEG Feed, critical for assisting patients with swallowing difficulties.
  • Week 7: You'll learn about Stoma Care and Catheter Care or Catheterisation, depending on your requirements, key skills for maintaining patient dignity and hygiene.
  • Week 8: We focus on Suction and Diabetes, with a competency aspect. These are important skills in many care settings.
  • Week 9: Venepuncture, along with a competency assessment, is covered, an essential skill for numerous medical procedures.
  • Week 10: The course concludes with Portfolio Submission, Exam, and Final Review, where you'll demonstrate your learning and prepare for certification.

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25/07 - 20/09/2024


Stoke on Trent




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CHAPS Training FAQs

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    Where do you deliver the CHAPs training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. We also have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). We can also deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practical's.

    Who Is This CHAPs Training For?

    This CHAPs training is aimed at senior staff who are ready to take on additional responsibilities. the CHAPs role bridges the gap between nurses, and senior carers.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 6 delegates if they are all from one location. If delegates are from multiple locations, we can train up to 10. The reason for the limitation on one location is the delegates need to be able to have their workplace observations signed off by your nursing team during the course, we found having more than 6 delegates resulted in this not being completed.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert clinical tutors, these are either Nurses or Doctors with an abundance of clinical and complex care experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! Furthermore, we will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

    How Is This Training Delivered?

    This course is delivered across 10 days over 10 weeks. We usually conduct a day a week however can adjust this to suit your business needs as long as the duration is a minimum of 10 weeks to allow your delegates to have their workplace observations completed.

What is CHAP’s Training?

This CHAPs (care home assistant practitioner) training programme is aimed to equip senior staff within your care practice with clinical and management skills, it adheres to many aspects of a registered nursing course.

The current national shortage of nurses is likely to last for a number of years, therefore the CHAPs role is a fantastic initiative in response to the problem.

The new CHAPs role allows healthcare professionals to work alongside nursing colleagues and take on additional responsibilities, creating a solution to the national shortage of nurses experienced across the care sector.

Recent reports suggest the care sector is affected by nurse shortages, with statistics reflecting the number of nurses over the age of 55 at 33 per cent in comparison with 13 per cent across the NHS, meaning a higher proportion are nearing retirement age.

Please Note: Delegates MUST be at a minimum of NVQ/QCF/RQF Level 2 standard.

Nat, CHAPs Delegate “I found the course actually fun which made the learning easier to do, despite hiccups due to covid. It was brilliant to learn new skills and how to better ourselves in our roles. I’ve found I can now help the nurses more, taking some of the load off them and working alongside them to ensure smooth running and care for our service users”

Hannah, CHAPs Delegate – “I found the course very interesting and not boring like some. What I learned I feel has made me able to support the nurses a lot more confidently knowing that my training was only done recently it’s all very fresh info. Also, being able to take some of their jobs to do myself eg blood taking has been good .”

Nicola, Registered Manager – “We have upskilled our team and bridge the gap between our nurses and care staff. Allowing them to support and assist the nurses. The care team really enjoyed the course and it has added value to our team. We chose Caring For Care because of their great service and they took the stress out of the issues COVID raised, by adapting the way the course was delivered where needed.”

The CHAPS Course Details:

The programme is delivered over ten consecutive weeks, with one day face to face training day per week.

During this time, those enrolled on the programme will complete the following;

Ten Classroom Days covering the following subjects (each link will open a new tab so you can read the content of each course):

Workbook Assessments covering

  • Reflective Practice
  • Further Independent Study
  • Classroom Competency
  • Workplace Competency on all Subjects

Final Theory Examination – Pass/Fail

Any person who does not complete all requirements of the portfolio prior to submission date will automatically fail the programme.

This includes not attending any of the classroom sessions but excludes workplace competencies which remain the responsibility of the employer.

Our CHAPs course is a comprehensive journey that prepares you for excellence in healthcare. With our practical, hands-on approach, we’re dedicated to empowering you with the knowledge and skills to excel in your career.

Classroom Breakdown

The CHAPs Training program is delivered over a 10 week period.

Below is the breakdown of what is covered on each day.


  • Introduction to CHAPS Training
  • Identifying Your Learning Styles
  • Reflective Learning
  • Basic Infection Control Procedures
  • Using Your Senses
  • Communication & Dignity


  • Clinical Observations


  • Safer Medication Administration


  • Care Planning/Record Keeping,
  • Handover/Delegation


  • Β Pressure Area Care
  • Wound Care


  • Dysphagia
  • Enteral Administration/PEG Feeding


  • Stoma Care
  • Catheter Care/Catheterisation training


  • Suction and
  • Diabetes Management


  • Venepuncture & Cannulation


  • Portfolio Submission
  • Final Exam
  • Opportunity to Re-sit failed examination

CHAPs Training Frequently asked Questions

What is the CHAPs training program?

The CHAPs training program is a training initiative for healthcare workers in the UK. CHAPs stands for “Community Health and Care Practitioner Support.” In care homes, you will have it as Care Home Assistant Program.

It provides education and skills development for individuals working in various healthcare settings to enhance their abilities in providing quality care to patients and clients.

What is a CHAPs job description?

A CHAPs job description typically involves assisting healthcare professionals, such as nurses and therapists, in delivering care to patients.

Responsibilities may include providing basic medical care, monitoring patients’ vital signs, helping with daily activities, and ensuring a safe and comfortable environment for patients in hospitals, clinics, or community care settings.

How much is the CHAPS fee UK?

The CHAPS training fee in the UK, as of the time of publishing this content, is Β£1,500 at Caring for Care Limited. Please note that prices may change over time.

For the most up-to-date fee information, you can visit the following page: CHAPS Training Fee.

What does CHAPs stand for in care homes?

In care homes, CHAPs stands for “Care Home Assistant Practitioners.” These individuals support residents in care homes by providing personal care, helping with daily tasks, and offering companionship.

They work under the supervision of trained healthcare staff to ensure residents’ well-being and comfort.

How do I become an assistant practitioner?

To become an assistant practitioner in the UK, you typically need to follow these steps:

  • Complete a relevant vocational course or apprenticeship in healthcare.
  • Gain practical experience in a healthcare setting.
  • Register with a professional body, if required for your specific role.
  • Continue your professional development through additional training and courses to advance your skills and career.

What is CHAPs care qualification?

The CHAPs care qualification is a certificate or diploma you receive upon completing the CHAPs care training program. It confirms that you’ve acquired the necessary skills and knowledge for working as an assistant practitioner in the field of healthcare and care services.

What is involved in CHAP care training?

CHAP care training includes a combination of classroom learning and practical experience. During the training, you’ll learn about caring for individuals in healthcare and care settings, assisting healthcare professionals, and understanding essential healthcare procedures. The training equips you with the skills needed to provide quality care to patients and clients.

How much do you pay for CHAPS?

You pay Β£1,500 for the CHAPS training program in the UK. This fee covers the cost of the training course.

Keep in mind that prices can vary, so it’s a good idea to check the latest fee on the official CHAPS training page for any updates.


Will attending this training make me competent?

In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can. Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency. We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

A fantastic program that has helped us bridge the gap between our carers and nurses.

Classroom Breakdown

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