Community Health Assistant

community health assistant

Looking for healthcare job opportunities with NGOs? A certificate in Community Health Assistant prepares you for a fulfilling role in discharging various community health duties and contributing towards meeting the identified health needs and requirements.

What is community health assistant?

A Community Health Assistant (CHA) is a healthcare professional who provides primary healthcare services and health education to individuals and communities. CHAs are typically trained to work in rural or under-served areas where access to healthcare services may be limited. The specific role and responsibilities of a Community Health Assistant can vary depending on the country and healthcare system in which they work.

The main employers of Community Health Assistants (CHAs) include:

  • Government Health Agencies
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), both local and international
  • Healthcare Facilities
  • Community-Based Organizations,
  • Academic Institutions, particularly those with health sciences or public health programs

They may serve as educators or field supervisors, training future healthcare professionals or conducting research in community health.

Certificate in community health assistant

Upon successful completion of your certificate in community health, students will be expected to work with NGOs and other government or private community-focused organizations to deliver essential services to the communities. Depending on the nature of the organization, you may be expected to:

  • Health Promotion and Education: CHAs educate individuals and communities about various health topics, including disease prevention, hygiene practices, family planning, nutrition, and maternal and child health
  • Basic Healthcare Services: CHAs provide basic healthcare services such as conducting health screenings, performing basic diagnostic tests, administering vaccinations, and managing common illnesses and injuries
  • Data Collection and Reporting: CHAs collect data and relay information to stakeholders to inform programs and policies; document all client encounters and contracts made on behalf of clients; complete and submit monthly reports; maintain comprehensive electronic client files, such as client notes, release of information, assessments and other medical documents acquired on behalf of the client.
  • Community Engagement: CHAs work closely with community leaders, organizations, and stakeholders to identify health priorities, develop health programs, and advocate for the health needs of the community.

Community health certificate duration

The duration of Community Health Assistant course is 6 (six) months plus attachment:

  • First trimester coursework + First Aid training (3 months)
  • Second trimester coursework + lots of practicals (3 months)
  • Industrial Attachment (3 months)

Qualifications for certificate in community health assistant

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

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D (plain)


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


  • As may be guided by relevant regulatory body

Industrial Attachment

An individual enrolled in this course will undergo a field attachment in a Community Health Unit for a minimum period of 3 months.


There will be:

  • Continuous internal assessments coordinated by BCTI
  • External Competence assessment at completion of course coordinated by TVET KNEC


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

Registration fee:

Kshs. 1,000

Food and Accommodation for boarders

9,000 per month

Our Intakes

March & September

Reporting Date for next Intake

March, 2024 Apply Now

Got a Question?

Please call or Whatsapp on 0708177909 for the fee structure and further assistance.

2 Responses
    1. TonnieBeta

      Hi, we say it’s actually two trimesters (6 months) coursework, followed by 3 months of attachment. If you can, send us message on whatsapp for the fee structure. 0708177909

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