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Qualification name Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation NCFE
Course type Online
Course start date Flexible
Cost description This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (

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By completing this course, you will not only gain a nationally recognised qualification, but will also prove to any current or future employer that you have the willingness and enthusiasm to go that extra mile in order to provide the best care for people during this sensitive and emotional time of their lives. This qualification will provide learners who are already working, or who are intending to work, in the health and social care sector, with knowledge and understanding of end of life care in order to support their role and develop their career. The topics covered are: Unit 1: Understanding end of life care Unit 2: Communication during end of life care Unit 3: Assessment and care planning in end of life care Unit 4: Person-centred approaches to end of life care Unit 5: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

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There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, although a good standard of spoken and written English will be required.

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A fully online distance learning programme, learn from your own home, in your own time with subject specialist support from a Tutor. Learners will create a portfolio of evidence that must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessments for all of the units undertaken. The qualification will be internally assessed and externally moderated

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Learners who complete this qualification could progress to a higher level qualifications and also complete additional CPD modules to support their career options

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