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End of Life Care NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This distance learning qualification will enable you to gain a qualification in End of Life or pallative care whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.

Course content

This course consists of five units covering all the key aspects of end of life care. 

Unit 1: How to work in end of life care
This unit will help you to understand different attitudes to death and dying, the aims of and approaches to end of life care and the support services available. 

Unit 2: How to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
This unit will cover the knowledge and skills needed in order to provide support for managing pain and discomfort, including how to minimise pain and the approaches to managing pain. 

Unit 3: End of life care and dementia
You will gain an awareness of the impact dementia can have on an individual's end of life care and will learn how to support those individuals and their family and friends. 

Unit 4: The role of the care worker in time of death
This unit explores the role of a care worker around the time of death of an individual, including how to support an individual, how to care for a deceased individual and legislation around this. 

Unit 5: Understand loss and grief in end of life care
You will look at the process of loss and grief, and will gain an understanding of how to support people following bereavement and how to manage their own feelings of loss and grief.

Assessment methods

Learners will be provided with a resource pack with assessment booklets to complete.

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Course Information & How to Apply

For more information, or to enrol on this course please email

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
16 weeks Flexible Free Distance Learning K1580


Additional Learning Support
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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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