End of Life Care

This fundamental qualification will help you to develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care
  • Improve your healthcare skills to strengthen relationships and interactions with those in your supervision
  • Develop the knowledge and principles that underpin outstanding care and treatment of those in vulnerable medical states
  • Gain or develop key transferrable skills applicable in a range of roles within the health sector
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  • FREE online course
    FREE 100% online study
  • Course duration
    15 weeks
  • Recommended study
    10 hours per week
  • Study requirements
    No existing qualification required
  • Success rates
    94% of our learners pass
  • First-class support
    Online and by phone
  • Assessments
    6 to pass
  • Qualification
    Nationally accredited Level 2 qualification

Who is this course for?

This qualification will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to support an individual at their end of life, as well as their families and significant others. This qualification will enable you to start and develop your career in social care or health care industry by allowing you to learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care and developing your transferrable skills within health sector.

Course details

Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.

Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care

Your learning goals:

  • Different perspectives on death and dying
  • The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Factors regarding communication
  • Accessing the range of support services available to individuals and others.
  • Assessment
    Unit 1 Assessment
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Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care

Your learning goals:

  • The holistic approach to end of life care
  • Person-centred assessment and care planning
  • Advance care planning.
  • Assessment
    Unit 2 Assessment
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Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

Your learning goals:

  • Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
  • Assisting in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
  • Monitoring, reporting and recording on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort.
  • Assessment
    Unit 3 Assessment
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Unit 4: End of life care and dementia

Your learning goals:

  • How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
  • Supporting individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress
  • Supporting family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia.
  • Assessment
    Unit 4 Assessment
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Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

Your learning goals:

  • Supporting individuals as they are approaching death
  • How to care for a deceased individual
  • Support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased
  • Relevant legislation and policies.
  • Assessment
    Unit 5 Assessment
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Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care

Your learning goals:

  • The process of loss and grief
  • Loss in the context of end of life care
  • Supporting people following bereavement
  • Managing own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care.
  • Assessment
    Unit 6 Assessment
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This fundamental qualification will help you to develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life.

Can I study for free?

Free places are available to anyone who meets the criteria below.

  • Living in England
  • Aged 19 or over from the 31 August 2021 (born before 01 September 2002)
  • A citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) and a resident in the EEA for the last 3 years
  • Not in receipt of any other government-funded training.

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You may also qualify if you're:

  • Employed and in receipt of a low wage
  • A non-EEA citizen with permission by UK government to live in the UK which is not for educational purposes, and lived in England for at least 3 years
  • A family member of an EU national
  • A refugee
  • Asylum Seeker.

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