Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

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

What's next?

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.

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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.



  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref 4923-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

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.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care is awarded by CACHE.

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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