End of Life Care Level 2

Online FREE course helping to provide holistic approach to end of life care



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Online, self-paced
15 Weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of LCare (QCF)
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This fundamental qualification will help you to develop your understanding and knowledge of how to sensitively and appropriately care for individuals in the final stages of life.

  • Learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care
  • Improve your healthcare skills to strengthen relationships and interactions with those in your supervision
  • Develop the knowledge and principles that underpin outstanding care and treatment of those in vulnerable medical states
  • Gain or develop key transferrable skills applicable in a range of roles within the health sector


Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of LCare (QCF)
Regulated by Ofqual


Each unit contains an assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of each subject area. Once you successfully complete all units you will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.

Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care

Your learning goals:

  • Different perspectives on death and dying
  • The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Factors regarding communication
  • Accessing the range of support services available to individuals and others.

Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care

Your learning goals:

  • The holistic approach to end of life care
  • Person-centred assessment and care planning
  • Advance care planning.

Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

Your learning goals:

  • Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
  • Assisting in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
  • Monitoring, reporting and recording on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort.

Unit 4: End of life care and dementia

Your learning goals:

  • How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
  • Supporting individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress
  • Supporting family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia.

Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

Your learning goals:

  • Supporting individuals as they are approaching death
  • How to care for a deceased individual
  • Support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased
  • Relevant legislation and policies.

Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care

Your learning goals:

  • The process of loss and grief
  • Loss in the context of end of life care
  • Supporting people following bereavement
  • Managing own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care.

Who is this course for?

This qualification will provide you with the required skills and knowledge to support an individual at their end of life, as well as their families and significant others.


To be eligible for a free place you must be:

  • 19 or over at the start of the current academic year 31st August
  • resident of England only and not Northern Ireland
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU be able to provide Visa Evidence
  • Your employment status or prior level of qualification may affect your eligibility to study with some colleges.
  • You are able to complete the course regardless if you are working or receiving benefits. If you receive benefits, you will be asked to provide evidence in the form a current award letter.

Career path

This qualification will enable you to start and develop your career in social care or health care industry by allowing you to learn more about the delivery of optimum patient care and developing your transferrable skills within health sector.


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