This comprehensive training course explores the impact of arthritis, allowing you to identify the signs and symptoms and act appropriately to actively improve the wellbeing of those in your care.

With up to 15% of people being affected by arthritis at some point in their lives, it's your priority to understand the condition fully. There are types of arthritis which can affect every age group from infancy to the elderly; no matter who you care for, this training can help to inform your care.

A 'must have' for induction, refresher, management and vocational training.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course!


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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As a guide, this course should take between 40 to 50 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • What is arthritis?
  • Common features of arthritis
  • Bones and joints
  • Contributors to arthritis
  • Symptoms
  • Types of arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Risk factors of osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Complications of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Gout
  • Symptoms of gout
  • Treatment for arthritis
  • Alternative therapies
  • Surgery
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Exercise
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Stretching and flexibility
  • Using assistive equipment
  • Pain management
  • Depression