Key course information
Health and Social Care
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The purpose of the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Cancer Support is to give learners knowledge to support their work within the adult health and social care sectors, particularly those wanting to specialise in the area or develop employment/progression opportunities. It may also be useful for those providing informal care to those living with cancer.
What will I learn?
This qualification aims to:
• focus on the study of cancer support in the health and social care sector
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge.
The objective of this qualification is to give learners knowledge of:
• what cancer is, its diagnosis and treatment
• the support needs of people living with cancer
This course consists of 4 units, which are as follows:
• Cancer awareness
In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of the different categories and types of cancer and its prevalence in the UK. The learner will also understand how the approach to cancer care has changed over time.
• Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The learner will also understand the impact of being diagnosed with cancer has on an individual, family and friends.
• Introduction to cancer care and support
In this unit the learner will gain knowledge and understanding of how family members and others support individuals with cancer care. The learner will also understand how coping strategies and self-management can help support emotional and mental wellbeing.
• Introduction to end of life and bereavement care
In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of end of life and bereavement care and what factors can affect an individual’s views on death and dying. The learner will also understand the process of loss and the stages of grief.
• Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
• Must have lived in the UK or EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
• If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Assessment requirements: portfolio of evidence is internally assessed and moderated, and then externally moderated.
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. Once work is submitted this is automatically sent to your assessor for marking.
Additional Costs and Information
• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:• Level 3 Award in Health and Social Care • Level 3 Certificate in Health and Social Care • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory