Essential Clinical Skills eClass

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Our essential clinical skills training is designed to help people get into Care Assistant/ Support worker jobs within NHS and private hospitals, Nursing/Care homes, and GP surgeries. This training is recommended for people who wish to become hospital health care assistants but have yet to gain experience or have had a long career break.

Essential Skills Training Online Duration

This is an online training course with no time restriction. For clinical sessions and self-practice, we recommend purchasing basic clinical equipment such as a blood pressure machine, thermometer, finger oxygen saturation monitor and urinalysis strips.

Training content:

Clinical Skills:

  • Taking and recording Blood Pressure and Pulse
  • Taking and recording temperature
  • Urine/Stool collection and sampling
  • Respiratory rate
  • Glucose testing /finger stick
  • Taking weight and height and BMI calculation
  • Swab


After completing all lessons, you will need to complete a 50-question online assessment test. You will receive your certificate as soon as you pass your assessment.

Taking and recording Blood Pressure and Pulse

Taking and recording temperature


Stool collection



This module will cover the basics you require to know when taking a swab.


Swab Diagnostic tests General guidelines


In order to receive your certificate, it is essential for you to pass this assessment. Please note that the certificate will be available in the “My certificates” section of this website.


Essential Clinical Skills Assessment