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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.

 

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Entry requirements

Learners must meet the following eligibility criteria to access this course:

 

  • *Age: Learners must have been at least 19 years of age by 1 August 2021 (if you are aged 19-23 years you must already hold a full level 2 qualification i.e. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C / 4-9)
  • Nationality: Learners must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years
  • Learners will be required to complete an electronic enrolment form.
  • Learners will be required to complete a student declaraton.
  • Learners must undertake a maths and English skills checker. (initial online course only)
  •  Learners will be required to attend an online induction session via zoom.(initial online course only)
  • Apprenticeships: Please contact us regarding the funding rules for apprentices

 

*Due to funding criteria we are unable to funded learners who already hold a full Level 3 qualification; however, we accept those who wish to self-fund - please enquire for more information.

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 (self-study) at a time that suits you without the need to attend college. 
  • At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.

Where will this course take me?

Once you have completed your course with us, you may feel that you would like to progress with your studies or develop skills in another area and take up another course. Please select the link below to view all our other online courses:

 

Level 2 - Online Courses

 

Level 3 - Online Courses - Free qualifications - Lifetime Skills Guarantee (wsc.ac.uk)

How much will it cost?

**The course is fully funded and there are no associated costs with completing this course*

However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125, to cover student's registration fees.

 

*The course is fully funded subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country 

 

**Due to funding criteria we are unable to funded learners who already hold a Full Level 3 qualification; however, we accept those who wish to self-fund - please enquire for more information.

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I'm interested. What should I do now?

 

Please select "apply online" and complete the application, once we have received this, we will contact you with further enrolment information.

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