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Level 2 Principles of End of Life Care

  • Students

    This FREE on-line fundamental qualification will help you to develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life.

    • Learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care
    • Improve your healthcare skills to strengthen relationships and interactions with those in your supervision
    • Develop the knowledge and principles that underpin outstanding care and treatment of those in vulnerable medical states
    • Gain or develop key transferrable skills applicable in a range of roles within the health sector

     

    Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.

     

    Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care

    • Different perspectives on death and dying
    • The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
    • Factors regarding communication
    • Accessing the range of support services available to individuals and others.

    Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care

    • The holistic approach to end of life care
    • Person-centred assessment and care planning
    • Advance care planning.

    Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

    • Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
    • Assisting in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
    • Monitoring, reporting and recording on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort.

    Unit 4: End of life care and dementia

    • How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
    • Supporting individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress
    • Supporting family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia.

    Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

    • Supporting individuals as they are approaching death
    • How to care for a deceased individual
    • Support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased
    • Relevant legislation and policies.

    Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care

    • The process of loss and grief
    • Loss in the context of end of life care
    • Supporting people following bereavement
    • Managing own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care.

    Course duration

     15 weeks 

    Recommended study

    10 hours per week

    Study requirements

    No existing qualification required

    What computer software will I need?

    • An Internet enabled desktop / laptop PC.
    • An active email account.
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar PDF reader.
    • The ability to read / edit Microsoft Word documents using Word or similar (e.g. LibreOffice).

    Note: You will specifically need a recent full version (including Excel & PowerPoint) of Microsoft Office for our IT courses.

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British and European Union students

Age: 16-18

You will pay £0 for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

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British and European Union students

Age: 19+

Costs start at £0 for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

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