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Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Level:
Level 2
Course Code:
PDMN0188/12/A
Location:
Distance / Blended Learning
Duration:
16 weeks


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 a good starting point and will help you provide quality end of life care.

"Going into the subject in depth, and doing the assignments helped me to focus. The material was extremely interesting."

FAQs  

Whether you are studying this to support your career or because the subject is relevant to you personally, this course takes you through this difficult and emotive subject in a professional and supportive way. It is the industry standard in this subject for those working in the Care Industry.

Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care
This unit will help you understand different attitudes to death and dying, the aims of and approaches to end of life care and the support services available.

Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care
In this unit you'll gain an understanding of the person-centred approach to care planning within end of life care.

Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
This unit covers the knowledge and skills needed in order to provide support for managing pain and discomfort, this includes how to minimise pain and the approaches to managing pain.

Unit 4: End of life care and dementia
You will gain an awareness of the impact dementia can have on an individual's end of life care and will learn how to support those individuals and their family and friends.

Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
This unit explores the role of a care worker around the time of death of an individual, including how to support an individual, how to care for a deceased individual and legislation around this.

Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care
You will look at the process of loss and grief, and will gain an understanding of how to support people following bereavement and how to manage their own feelings of loss and grief.
Each unit is assessed though short answer questions. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge based qualification and requires a good level of literacy, reading and writing.

Learners must be over 19 and resident in the UK or EU country for at least 3 years.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications within the health and social care sector or progress onto higher level courses.
You will receive a study pack which contains your learning resources, study plan, study guide and how to access the online assessment platform. If you want to complete paper-based assessment you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course.

It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 4 to 6 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD - Continuing Professional Development.

There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £100.

For more information call Steve or Lida on 01271 852354 or email pddistancelearning@petroc.ac.uk

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Course Fees

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