Diploma in End of Life Care - Level 3

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100 Hours
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End of life care (EoLC) refers to the health care services provided to people in their final stage of life and to people who are facing terminal conditions that are too advanced, progressive and incurable. The main goal of end of life care is to improve the life of people in their last stages of life and to help them rest in peace with dignity. End life care workers usually these people about their last wishes and preferences and strive their best to fulfill it to them. They would also ask their preferences in where to get care from, where they would like to live in the final hours and where they would like to be buried in. End of life care services can be received from hospitals, hospices, home or care homes depending on the convenience and preferences.

Most developed countries practice end of life practices to improve the lives of those who are in the final stages of life. They also practice allocating a specific percentage of medical spending on end of life care services for their people. End of life care is a very important service that helps people from depression and symptom burden. It also helps people gain control of their lives and to avoid risks related to treatments and hospitalisation. It is important for everyone to be educated on end of life care in order to help and support their loved ones in their final stages. This diploma in End of life care – level 3 may just be the jumpstart you had been waiting for in order to embark on a career in end of life are. It may also tremendously benefit professionals and individuals willing to learn more on end of life care.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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What is covered in this course?

  • Gain an understanding of end of life care
  • Learn about the communication during end of life care
  • Get an insight into assessment and care planning in end of life care
  • Get an idea of the person-centred approaches to end of life care
  • Understand about care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

Course Curriculum

Unit 1: Understanding end of life care

1.1 Factors that can affect an individual’s views on death and dying Social

2.1 The aims of end of life care

2.2 The differences between a ‘good death’ and a ‘bad death’ A good

2.3 The nine point World Health Organisation’s definition of palliative care

2.4 How palliative care is part of end of life care

3.1 The stages in the end of life care pathway

3.2 The current approaches to end of life care

3.3 Evaluating an approach to end of life care and how this can support the individual and others

4.1 The range of services available to an individual and their family

4.2 The multi-disciplinary end of life care team

4.3 The potential barriers individuals may face when accessing end of lifecare

4.4 Ways to minimise barriers

Unit 2 Communication during end of life care

1.1 How to support communication being

1.2 How the use of non-verbal methods of communication can aid understanding

1.3 The skills required of an active listener

1.4 Silence as an important part of communication

2.1 Barriers to communication Tiredness/illness

2.2 Strategies to overcome barriers

Unit 3 Assessment and care planning in end of life care

1.1 The needs that should be considered when planning an individual’s end of life care

1.2 How the needs of others can be taken into account when planning holistic care

2.1 Why it is important to ensure that the individual is at the centre of all end of life care planning

2.2 Ways to assess an individual’s needs and priorities obtaining

2.3 Tools that can be arranged to inform the assessment

2.4 An assessment tool that can be used to plan for end of life care

2.5 Managing risks

2.6 Applying the care planning cycle in a person-centred way what is care planning?

3.1 The legal status and implications of the Advance Care Planning process

3.2 When advance care planning would be used

3.3 The meaning of ‘informed consent’ Defining the term consent

3.4 Communicating the Advance Care Plan to others

3.5 Supporting the best interest of an individual unable to participate in decision making

Unit 4 Person-centered approaches to end of life care

1.1 The health conditions for which end of life care may be provided

1.2 Symptoms that may be related to the individual’s condition and/or treatment

1.3 The underlying causes of a range of symptoms the causes of pain

1.4 How symptoms can cause the individual pain and discomfort

1.5 Different factors that can alleviate or exacerbate symptoms

2.1 Interventions to provide symptom relief

3.1 Common types of pain The

3.2 The signs of pain

3.3 Ways to monitor pain

3.4 Factors that can influence an individual’s perception of pain

3.6 The importance of maintaining regular pain relief

3.7 The reasons for planning activities after pain relief has taken effect

4.1 Importance of relationships as a person nears the end of life

4.2 Maintaining relationships with others

4.3 Supporting relatives and friends to maintain relationships

5.1 The difference between spirituality and religion

5.2 Spiritual importance

5.3 Meeting religious and/or spiritual needs

6.1 How an individual’s priorities and ability to communicate may vary over time

6.3 Supporting an individual to express their fears

6.4 Supporting individuals or others who want to discuss sensitive issues what constitutes complex and sensitive information?

7.1 Anticipatory loss

7.2 The stages of anticipatory grief

7.3 Supporting each phase of anticipatory grief

7.4 Why people with a life limiting illness may become depressed

7.5 Signs and symptoms of depression

Unit 5 Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

1.1 The signs of approaching death

1.2 Comfort measures in the final hours of life

1.3 Stopping life prolonging treatment

1.4 The importance of implementing an Advance Directive

1.5 The signs that death has occurred

1.6 Supporting relatives as death approaches

2.1 The steps to take immediately following a death

2.2 The information required by the registrar before issuing a Certificate for Burial or Cremation

2.3 Post Mortem Examinations

3.1 The meaning of loss, grief and mourning Loss

3.2 How each person’s experience and expression of loss and grief is unique

3.3 The factors that can affect the nature of a person’s grief

3.4 The phases of Grieving (Colin Murray Parkes) Grief

4.1 Supporting people during the stages of bereavement

4.2 Supporting the bereaved group care settings

4.3 Methods that can be used to help cope with feelings of loss and grief

4.4 The signs and symptoms of stress

4.5 The importance of seeking specialist support if signs and symptoms of stress are causing concern

4.6 The challenges and rewards associated with providing end of life care

Access duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in End of life care – level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Please Note: Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 02 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04842

Accredited body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

While the submission of your assignment is compulsory for you to get your ABC Awards accredited certification, you can also receive another CPD & iAP accredited, free e-certificate if you take a 20 multiple choice exam.

Who is this course for?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Professionals in the end of life care
  • Anyone interested in learning about end of life care


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • General physician
  • Care home manager
  • Counsellors
  • Social care worker
  • Psychotherapist

Other jobs you can get

  • Therapists
  • End of care program coordinators
  • General practitioner

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diane asked:

Can you give me an example of the assignments please.


Dear Diane, Thank you for your query. Note that the Diploma in End of Life Care - Level 3 course consists of written assignments strictly subject oriented. Kindly refer the course overview for more details on the course. Regards, Student Support Team

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Diane asked:

Please can you tell me about the assignments. ? Thankyou


Dear Diane, Thank you for your query. Please note that the method of assessment of Diploma in End of Life Care - Level 3 course will be by the method of written assignments. Further, there are two assignments to be submitted to complete the course. Regards, Student Support Team

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