Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Level
Course Length
Awarding Body
Learning Method(s)

2

20 Weeks

NCFE/CACHE

  • Online Materials
  • Online Assessment
  • Paper Materials

In 2015, only half of the people who expressed their home as their preferred place to die died in their own home. In the same year, hospices were ranked the highest in terms of the quality of care provided during the difficult end of life period. Care homes were ranked a close second, followed by individuals’ homes in third, and finally hospitals in last place.

This period in a person’s life is, without a doubt, the most sensitive and difficult to deal with due to the emotional and physical strain it places on the individual and their family, as well as any carers or staff members who work with the individual.

Our End of Life Level 3 course will provide you with extensive knowledge and understanding of end of life care. You will explore common questions and themes in end of life care and the range of possible approaches to end of life care. This qualification will provide you with information on how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs and will prepare you to confront issues of death and bereavement within your role.

Course Contents:

Unit 1: Understanding end of life care

This unit covers the range of different attitudes and emotive issues surrounding death and dying, as well as the current approaches to end of life care and the support services available.

Unit 2: Communication during end of life care

You will look at the different communication skills required when administering end of life care, potential barriers to communication and how to overcome these in an effective, positive manner.

Unit 3: Assessment and care planning in end of life care

In this unit you will explore and expand upon what is meant by both the holistic approach and the person-centred approach to assessment and care planning.

Unit 4: Person-centred approaches to end of life care

Here you will explore the person-centred approach to end of life care by examining how to support the psychological, social, spiritual, religious, cultural and emotional needs of an individual.

Unit 5: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

This unit covers the sensitive approach needed when approaching death and the final hours of care. The process of grief and loss, how to support people following a bereavement and how to deal with your own feelings of grief are all considered here.

You will be assessed throughout your study by a series of assessment questions which are built into the course. Your answers are automatically saved and are available for you to revise and edit at any point before submission. You submit your assessment answers to your Tutor for marking, who will give you feedback on each question.
No. The communication you and your staff have with a Tutor or Learning Support Advisor will be via telephone, email or through The Skills Network’s online system, EQUAL.
If you do not pass an assessment, don’t worry. Once your Tutor has marked your work, you will receive an email instructing you to log into the system. If your result is ‘Refer’ this means your Tutor has highlighted some areas which need more attention in order for you to pass. You will then be able to re-attempt and re-submit the questions you didn’t pass first time round.
No. There are no maximum or minimum word counts for the assessments. It is important that you demonstrate to your Tutor that you have fully understood the question and applied your knowledge to each answer in a logical way. If your Tutor feels that an answer needs a little more detail, they will point this out in your feedback and you will be able to go back to the answer and rework it until you pass.
Your certificate will take between eight and twelve weeks to arrive. Once you have completed the course and submitted your final piece of work, your assessments will be marked and your work will go through an external quality assurance process. Once this process is complete, we send your certificate to you as soon as possible. If you require a confirmation of your achievement while you await your certificate, please contact us and we can send you a formal letter of achievement.
In order to be as flexible as possible, we are able to offer different learning and assessment methods for each learner to choose from. Learners are able to select from paper-based learning resources and paper-based assessment books which should be returned in the post on completion. Or they could choose to be assessed online but use paper-based learning resources to learn from. Finally, on a growing selection of our courses, learners are not only able to complete their assessments online but can also complete their learning online through an engaging collection of videos, games, quizzes and interactive content pages. Learners can see which assessment methods are available on each course page throughout the website.
Yes. All of our courses are fully accredited and recognised throughout the UK. Our suite of AAT courses are also recognised internationally too.

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