End of Life Care students celebrate completing course

Students studying for a Level 3 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care this week celebrated completing the course.

The four students – Sarah Full, Jane O’Shea, Sharon Ramwell and Janet Saunders – were presented with a certificate by Petroc principal Diane Dimond at the culmination of the nine-month course.

Petroc worked in partnership with North Devon Hospice to deliver the qualification, with six one-day workshops held there. The two course tutors – Mezzi Franklin and Chris Allbrook – both work at the hospice.

The course covered five units looking at emotive issues surrounding death and dying, understanding palliative care and its place within end of life care. 

NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education) external moderator Jill Gaton reported in July 2016 that “the learners on this course have received an excellent high quality experience of learning and produced extensive portfolios which will provide a valuable resource”.

Currently, another group of six students have almost complete their course and a third course is planned to start in February 2017.