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About the course

End of life care provides support for people approaching death, enabling them to live their lives as well as possible until they die.

 

The level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care can give you the knowledge and understanding needed to care for patients approaching the end of their lives.

 

It covers a wide range of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care. In this qualification, you will look at the common questions and themes in end of life care.

 

You will also gain an understanding of how to support a person's familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs.

 

 

Entry requirements

You must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to access this course:

 

Age: You must be at least 19 years of age by 1 August 2020 and do not have a Level 3 qualification (Equivalent to A levels / Technical certificate or Diploma)

 

Nationality: You must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years.

 

Level:  You must undertake a maths and English skills checker to ensure the course is the right level for you.

 

Apprenticeships: Please contact us for the funding rules regarding apprentices

 

All students will be required to attend an initial online induction session via zoom.  At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.

 

All leaners will be required to complete an electronic application form & student declaration

 

Qualifications

NCFE Cache Level 3 Certificate

What you'll learn (core modules)

Unit 1: Understand End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand different attitudes towards death and dying
  • Understand the aims of end of life care
  • Understand current approaches to end of life care
  • Know the range of support services available to individuals and their families

Unit 2: Communication During End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand communication skills in the context of end of life care
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to communication

Unit 3: Assessment and Care Planning in End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the holistic approach to end of life care
  • Understand person centred assessment and planning
  • Understand advance care planning

Unit 4: Person-Centered Approached to End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the effects of symptoms in relation to end of life care
  • Understand a range of therapeutic options used to support effective symptom 
  • Understand the principles of pain management
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their social needs
  • Understand how to support a person's spiritual, religious and cultural needs
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their psychological and emotional needs
  • Understand people's responses to dying

Unit 5: Care During the Final Hours of Life and Bereavement Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to offer appropriate support in the final hours of life
  • Understand how to care for the deceased person
  • Understand the process of grief and loss
  • Understand how to support people following bereavement

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is submitted to your tutor using the online portal.

Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

All learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college.  From March 2020 until further notice these inductions will be held on line via Zoom. Full details will be provided once you have you completed the enrolment process.

Where will this course take me?

The qualification is designed for anyone who is seeking to increase their knowledge of end of life care in a vocational setting. It's aimed at those working in the healthcare sector whose job description includes caring for those who have a life-limiting illness and is also appropriate for those who have already achieved other qualifications in the healthcare sector who need to apply their understanding in palliative care.

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