This qualification aims to help identify, develop and formally recognise knowledge and skills surrounding the care of a dying person.
The principles of end of life care level 2 will also cover how to support friends and families during this sensitive and emotionally demanding time of life, and is ideal if you are already working in, or intending to work within, the healthcare or social care sector.
Course Length: 16 weeks on average
Awarding Body: TQUK (E-certificates upon achievement)
Learning Method(s): Paper materials, online and paper assessment
There is no prior qualification needed to access this course however; learners must be aged 16 years or over.
This course is part of our fully funded range of Level 2 courses so is free to the majority of learners – eligibility criteria applies.
Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care Learn about different attitudes towards death and dying, the varying approaches (and their individual aims) to end of life care, and the support services available to people undertaking such a role.
Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care
Gain an understanding of the holistic approach to end of life care, person-centred assessment and care planning considering the many needs of individuals nearing the end of life.
Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
Learn the knowledge and skills required in order to provide support for managing pain and discomfort. This includes how to minimise pain through a range of different techniques and the approaches to managing pain.
Unit 4: End of life care and dementia
Gain an acute awareness of the impact dementia can have on an individual’s end of life care and also learn how to support those individuals, as well as their family and close friends.
Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
Explore the role of a care worker around the time of death of an individual. Focusing primarily on how to support an individual, how to care for a deceased individual and existing legislation around this subject are all examined in this module.
Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care
Consider the complex nature of loss and grief, gaining an understanding of how to support people following bereavement and how to best manage their feelings of loss and grief.
This is a guide to the eligibility criteria if you are not sure about anything please get in touch with us.
- If employed, you may still be eligible for funding if you earn less than £20,319 per year outside of London or less than £11.95 per hour in London. Proof of wage will be required prior to enrolment.
- Learners must be aged 19+ from the 31st August 2022.
- Learners must be a resident of UK or the EEA (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years.
- Learners can be unemployed to undertake a distance learning course.
- There are no entry requirements to undertake a distance learning course, however a good level of English is required.
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Other fully funded courses:
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Care Planning
Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Falls Prevention
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care