We are experiencing very high demands for our online distance learning courses. The distance learning team are working hard to process all applications but due to the unprecedented demand for our courses, we’re enrolling people to start their courses in August and September of this year.
Please be aware that you may experience a delay in being contacted by our distance learning team as they work through the high volume of applications they've received.
Many thanks for your interest in studying with us, we look forward to welcoming you to your course in the near future.
What will I do?
This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding relating to end of life care. It covers a range of topics including the support needed to manage pain and discomfort, how dementia impacts on end of life care, the role of the care worker at time of death, and the loss and grief process.
The course comprises of 6 units:
Unit 1 – Understand how to work in end of life care
Unit 2 – Care planning in end of life care
Unit 3 – Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
Unit 4 – End of life care and dementia
Unit 5 – Understanding the role of the care worker at time of death
Unit 6 – Understand loss and grief in end of life care
By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.
Is it for me?
Are you working as a care worker in a health and social care setting such as a hospice, care home, care in the community or private care? Do you wish to improve your knowledge and understanding of end of life and palliative care? Are you looking for a course which fits around your work commitments? Then this course is ideal for you.
The course duration is 10 weeks, and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.
The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments, and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.
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