Basic Observations Training Course

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Basic Observations Training Course


The online Basic Observations course aims to help care workers increase their skills and knowledge by teaching them how to spot normal and abnormal clinical observations/vital signs, perform a range of clinical observations including temperature, blood pressure and respiration rate, and how to accurately document and report the findings.

On successful completion, learners will be able to download, save or print their CPD accredited Basic Observations certificate. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Vital signs
  • Perform a range of clinical observations
  • Neurological observations
  • Urinalysis
  • Axillary, oral, tympanic temperature
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Handwashing
  • Record keeping, consent and confidentiality



Dependent on delivery method, this Basic Observations training course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.

There are no barriers to entry on this online Basic Observations training course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.

On completion of this Basic Observations training online course, either download your certificate or access it later online.

This online Basic Observations course is CPD accredited and delivered by a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.



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