Frequently Asked Questions
Can I become a healthcare assistant without any qualifications?
Although previous experience or qualifications may help, it’s absolutely possible to become a Healthcare Assistant in a trainee capacity without any formal pre-requisites. There are also a number of apprenticeship schemes out there to get you started.
What is it like to be a health care assistant?
Health care assistants help people with day to day activities, in their own homes, hospitals or in nursing homes. The role can be physically challenging if you have to lift people and often involves personal care like helping people wash and go to the toilet. It is essential that you are kind and patient with a friendly approach.
How do I become a medical assistant with no experience?
Although some employers prefer to hire those with experience, MA without experience can also find jobs within the industry. An individual must obtain the necessary credentials, determined by the state, to be employed as a MA. Typically a high school diploma, or GED equivalent, is required to be considered for hire as a medical assistant.
How do I become a care assistant?
The first step is to look for a job posting for a care assistant. This can be in the NHS, social services or a private organisation such as a care home. Once you have found a job that looks interesting, it is always advisable to contact the advertiser or given person on the advert.