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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (QCF)

Key course information

Health, Care and Early Years


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

End of life care requires an understanding of the complexities involved in managing pain and discomfort, loss and grief, and the role of the care worker throughout these processes. This online, distance-learning qualification is for you if you are working or intending to work in healthcare and social care, and require an understanding of end of life care to support your role. It will enable you to progress onto other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

What will I learn?

The course covers six mandatory units. These will provide you with an understanding of how to work in end of life care, care planning, providing support in managing pain and discomfort, the relationship between end of life care and dementia, the role of the care worker in the time of death, and an understanding of loss and grief in end of life care.

Entry Requirements

- Learners should be over the age of 19 at the start of the academic year.
- Learners need to have been a resident in the UK or EEA/EU for at least three years prior to enrolment.
- Learners cannot be enrolled if they are currently funded for another course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

- This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 3 months.

Additional Costs and Information

- All learners must complete an induction session prior to being enrolled onto the course.
- This course is free however, we do have a £115 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
- Learners can only complete 1 NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Health, Care and Early Years

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Social Worker

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Children's Nurse

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