Principles of End of Life Care Level 3 Certificate
Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately six months.
In 2012, only half of the people who expressed their home as their preferred place to die actually 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 a close second, home was third, followed by hospitals last.
This period in a person’s life is, without a doubt, the most sensitive and difficult to deal with, with regard to the emotional and physical strain for the individual, the family and any carers or staff members who work with the individual.
This course will provide learners, who are already working, or are intending to work, in the healthcare and social care sector, with extensive knowledge and understanding of end of life care to support their role and further develop their career.
The course is split into five manageable units:
Understanding end of life care
Communication during end of life care
Assessment and care planning in end of life care
Person-centred approaches to end of life care
Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care
This course can be studied purely online and is ideal for those who are happy to work independently using our fully supported online learning platform.
You must have a minimum of Level 2 Literacy
Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is
Future career and study opportunities
You could complete one of our other Health and Social Care programmes (e.g. Prevention and Control of Infection or Common Health Conditions).
The fees for this course can be covered by the Advanced Learner Loan where the Government covers the course fees. The fees are then only repaid on completion and when your salary reaches £27,295. If you don’t earn £27,295, the fees are written off after 30 years. More information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx