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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Cancer Support

Department

Health and Social Care

Study Mode

Part time

Start Date

Flexible

Duration

16 weeks

Fee

Available at

Course Overview

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.Learners will gain knowledge and understanding by successfully completing the units required.This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of supporting adults 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.

It is made up of four mandatory units as follows:
• Cancer awareness
• Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer
• Introduction to cancer care and support
• Introduction to end of life and bereavement care

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.

Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.

Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.

Each unit will have a set deadline so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.

Entry Requirements

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 EAA for the last three years.

Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

What Could I Do Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills • 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

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