To become a HCA you will need to possess good literacy and numeracy skills at level 2 or GCSEs in English and maths. Of equal importance we would also like to see candidates demonstrate their ability to be:
- caring and kind
- cheerful and friendly
- willing to be hands-on with patients
- willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc)
- able to follow instructions and procedures
- able to work in a team but use their own initiative
Ideally, you should have some experience of healthcare or care work. This could be from paid or voluntary work or even being a carer for a family member.