End of Life Care

Gain the knowledge and understanding needed to care for patients approaching the end of their lives. 

Free online courses accredited by NCFE CACHE

Free Online Course Accredited by NCFE CACHE

Overview of End of Life Care

The free online course covers a wide range of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care. 

Qualification objectives

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles of end of life care, including knowledge of:

  • The definition of end of life care
  • Approaches to end of life care
  • How to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs
  • How to confront issues of death and bereavement

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

Successful completion of this qualification will help to support progression into and within a number of job roles within the health and social care sector.

Course units

This unit provides learners with an overview of the emotive issues surrounding death and dying. It will also help learners to understand palliative care and its place within end of life care, along with the support services available to the individual and others.

This unit aims to give learners an understanding of the importance of communication when supporting an individual and others during end of life care.

This unit aims to give the learner an understanding of the person-centred approach to assessment and care planning within end of life care, and the legal implications of any advance care-planning decisions.

This unit will inform learners of the person-centred approach to end of life care and how it ensures that the individual’s physical, emotional, social and cultural needs are met.

This unit will assist learners to understand approaches to providing care in the approach to death and the final hours of care. It will also provide an understanding of the processes of loss and grief, how to support those who are bereaved, and how to cope with own feelings of stress and grief.

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Gain a nationally recognised level 3 accredited certificate.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

24+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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