Learn the skills necessary to confidently provide personalized care to family members or others in your care. Penn Foster Career School’s Personal Caregiver Skills Certificate program can help you learn how to become a successful care provider who holds individuals' best interests at heart. Our online program makes it easy to learn on-the-go between work, caring for your family, and all of your other important commitments.
Why Learn How to Provide Personal Care?
With skyrocketing healthcare costs, now is a great time to learn how to become a personal caregiver. Gain the knowledge and skills that can help you in providing care for your loved ones and others in the comfort of home. This program also provides an opportunity for those already working in the Allied Health field to learn relevant caregiving skills that can be applied across the healthcare industry.
Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?
Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
You're guided by Certified Instructors, Success Coaches, Teaching Assistants, and Student Support Staff - all working to help you succeed.
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you learn how to care for another individual.
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study and exam schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Our student support network provides a community of individuals who are experiencing similar challenges and triumphs.
A Customized Learning Experience
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, informative videos, and personal coaches to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Personal Caregiver Skills Course Details
In the Penn Foster Career School Personal Caregiver Skills training program, you’ll cover topics such as therapeutic communication skills, caring for clients of any age, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, and more! And, this program includes a helpful online simulation to help you see how your skills can be applied to real-world scenarios.
Related Program From Our Partner School, Ashworth College
Take your current career to the next level or develop new skills with the freedom of self-paced courses offered through our partner school, Ashworth College.
Boost your resume or prepare to take the next steps in your healthcare career with our partner school, Ashworth College’s, online sterile processing technician program. You’ll learn approved practices for decontamination and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment that play a vital role in a medical setting. Once you graduate, you can prepare to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Certification Exam, the cost of which is included in your Ashworth tuition.
The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.