Certificate in Community Health Assistant / Patient Attendant

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Course overview

This course is designed to equip an individual with competencies required to participate in provision of nursing attendant services in a hospital set up. On successful completion of the course, the patient attendant (community health assistant) will be skilled in:

  • Preventing nosocomial infections
  • Providing patient care services to the patients
  • Ensuring patient safety
  • Taking vital signs and maintaining its records in the medical chart
  • Communicating the patient’s needs to effective channels
  • Feeding the patient and ensuring that their dietary needs are met
  • Assisting patients to use medical devices and equipment as required
  • Providing support to patients who need assistance for walking or standing
  • Assisting in the transportation of the patient.
  • Helping with daily life chores like bathing and dressing
  • Overseeing the administration of medication
  • Changing the position of the patient to prevent bedsores


The total duration of the course is one year, which includes two trimesters of coursework and one trimester for Industrial Attachment

Entry Requirements

An individual entering this course should have any of the following minimum requirements:

  1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Certificate (any grade)


  1. Equivalent qualifications as determined by Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA)

Industrial Attachment

You must undergo an industrial attachment for a period of 3 months in a recognized hospital.


There will be:

  • Continuous internal assessments coordinated by BCTI
  • External assessments coordinated by TVET CDACC


If successfully completed, the candidate will be awarded a certificate by TVET CDACC and Beta Care Training Institute.

Tuition Fees

Kshs. 60,000 per year

Starting Date

14th June, 2021

Food and Accommodation available at a fee

Please call 0708177909 for more information. 

12 Responses
      1. TonnieBeta

        Githunguri, kiambu County.
        We offer accommodation for some of our students.
        Registration was on 14th June. Call 0708177909 if you wish to join us.

    1. TonnieBeta

      Theatre Technician is quite hands-on compared to patient attendant. Call the office on 0708177909 to discuss your options

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