End of Life Care, Certificate (Online)

This course aims to improve the quality of end of life care that is provided to individuals across all settings.

This period in a person’s life is the most sensitive and difficult to deal with for the individual, the family and any carers or staff members who work with the individual. If you work in or want to work in the healthcare sector or need to care for a loved one during this difficult time, this course is the perfect place to start and will help you provide quality end of life care.

Who is suitable?

The qualification is ideal for anyone who is already working in or intending to work in the healthcare or social care sector. It will provide you with knowledge and understanding of end of life care to support your role. The course may also be suitable for anyone who is caring for a loved one or family member during their final stages of life.

What you will learn

Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care Unit 2: Care Planning in the end of life care Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort Unit 4: End of life care and dementia Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care.

The benefits of this course include:

• Learn from your own home, in your own time • Access to our state-of-the-art simulation ward and laboratories through half-termly Masterclasses and Workshops. • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.

Employment

Career progression within the health and social care sectors will not always be vertical, it may also be horizontal. New ways of working and new roles are constantly evolving to meet the health and social care needs of the population. These new roles provide staff with opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills often described as ‘expanded’ roles. Additionally, this qualification will support individuals looking to retrain and explore employment opportunities in the Health and Social Care Sector.

This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for the following job roles and workers:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/daycare settings
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.

Progression

This course will enable you to progress onto a Level 3 in End of Life Care or a Health and Social Care related apprenticeship at Weston College. You may also choose to study another of our specialist Level 2 qualifications in Health and Social.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved our L1 AWARD IN PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE qualification.

Eligibility for FREE Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley and the West Midlands.

Please note: An administration fee of £100 will be incurred if you withdraw from the course. For funding reasons you can only enrol on one course at a time.


Course Level

Level 2

Financial Information

Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.

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