Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
Approximately half of all deaths occur in a hospital, but hospitals were recently ranked the lowest in terms of the overall quality of care during the end of life period. Hospices were ranked the highest in terms of the quality of care and care homes were not far behind. 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 a good starting point and will help you provide quality end of life care.
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.
Units covered in this programme include:
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– 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 through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. 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.
You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years.
Aged 19 – 23 must hold a full Level 2 qualification.
You need to be undertaking this type of care within health and social care setting. This is a knowledge based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.
You can enrol onto other Level 2 subject specific qualifications or progress onto higher level courses.
Facilities and resources
For learners wishing to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.
For those requesting workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.
If you want to complete the paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
Q: How long will this course take to complete?
A: This is a distance / home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 16 week period. 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 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A: 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 £125.
Q: How do I apply?
A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email email@example.com
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