End of Life Care - Level 2

Course Code: SA1FE046

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Start DateLocationDuration
01/11/2021Community Based12 WeeksApply

Course Overview

This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care) is designed to provide an understanding of end of life care. It will develop knowledge in how to work in end of life care, the loss and grief process, the role of the care worker in time of death and the support needed to manage pain and discomfort.  It will also consider how dementia impacts on end of life care. 

It is aimed at anyone working in a healthcare or social care environment, or those wishing to expand knowledge as they embark in a career within the sector. 

The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care is internally assessed and consists of 6 mandatory units:

  1. Understand how to work in end of life care
  2. Care planning in end of life care
  3. Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  4. End of life care and dementia
  5. Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
  6. Understand loss and grief in end of life care.

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 6 weeks with 3.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week.

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions.

The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. 

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 3.5 hours a week for 6 consecutive weeks from the course start date.  Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. 

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3.5 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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