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End of Life Care Training Course

QLS Endorsed Level 2 Diploma | Free CPD Accredited PDF Certificate | Unlimited Access for 365 Days

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Online, self-paced
100 hours
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365 days
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Diploma in End of Life Care - Level 2

This Diploma in End of Life care – Level 2 is the perfect way to get into or progress within the end of life healthcare industry. This comprehensive course will extensively prep you up for a rewarding career in end of life care by enlightening you on the industry as a whole and your role within the industry. All you need to enroll in this course is a qualification in any disciple, and watch how this esteemed certification brings you out as a compassionate and skilled end of life healthcare professional.

This extensive course will familiarise you with the role, duties and responsibilities of an end of life healthcare professional. You will get to comprehend the importance of your physical and emotional support to old and terminally ill people, after which the course will steer you towards the various ways to manage discomfort and pain in your customers.

Working in an end of life healthcare facility might require you to work with different people with different ailments. Therefore, this course will get you acquainted with disorders like dementia, Alzheimer’s, cancer and other terminal conditions to deal with them according. You will also get to learn your role upon an individual’s demise and in managing loss and grief within the facility. By the end of this course, you will walk away with a certification that will help you make significant progress within the end of life healthcare industry.

**This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website**

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What Will I Learn?

  • Understand working in end of life care.
  • Learn how to provide support to manage discomfort and pain.
  • Get an understanding of end of life care and dementia.
  • Gain an understanding of the role of end care worker at time of death.
  • Gain an insight into loss and grief in end of life care.


Module 01 : Working in end of Life Care

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • Different perspectives on death and dying
  • The factors that can affect own views on death and dying
  • The factors relating to views on death and dying can impact on practice
  • How attitudes of others may influence an individual’s choices around death and dying
  • The aims, principles and policies and policies of end of life care the aims and principles of end of life care
  • Why it is important to support an individual in a way that promotes their dignity
  • The preferred priorities for care plan
  • Replacing the Liverpool care pathway
  • The importance of maintaining comfort and well-being in end of life care
  • How individual identity and self-esteem are linked with well-being
  • Conclusion

Module 02 : Providing Support to Manage Discomfort and Pain

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • Approaches to managing discomfort and pain
  • The different approaches to alleviate pain and minimize discomfort
  • Agreed ways of working that relate to managing pain and discomfort
  • How to assist in minimizing individuals’ pain or discomfort
  • Ways of encouraging an individual to express feelings of discomfort or pain
  • How to encourage an individual to use self-help methods of pain control
  • How to position an individual safely and comfortably
  • How to position an individual safely and comfortably
  • Know how to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

Module 03 : End of Life Care and Dementia

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
  • The differences between the end of life experience of an individual with dementia and an individual without dementia
  • Ways in which person-centred care can be used to support an individual with dementia at end of life
  • How to support individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress at end of life
  • Ways to support an individual with dementia to manage their pain and distress at end of life
  • How to support family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia at end of life
  • Conclusion

Module 04 : Role of the Care Worker at Time of Death

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • Understand how to support an individual as they are approaching death the stages of an individual’s adjustment to their imminent death
  • Why it is necessary to allow individuals sufficient time and understanding to express their feelings, wishes and preferences
  • Why wishes expressed by an individual at end of life should be met whenever possible
  • How information given to and received from an individual at end of life should be recorded and reported
  • Why it is necessary to ensure the environment is of the individual’s choosing, and consistent with their personal beliefs and preferences
  • Measures that can be taken to ensure the comfort of an individual in the final hours of life
  • How to care for a deceased individual
  • How the preparation and movement of a deceased individual is affected by sudden death
  • How the individual’s personal beliefs and preferences affect the performance of last offices
  • The support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased individual
  • Understand relevant legislation and policies
  • The legal and organizational responsibilities following the death of an individual
  • Conclusion

Module 05 : Loss and Grief in end of Life Care

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • The process of loss and grief loss
  • The factors that can affect the intensity and duration of a person’s grief
  • How people may respond to loss and show their grief
  • Understanding loss in the context of end of life care
  • The types of loss an individual might experience at end of life
  • How to support an individual at end of life who is experiencing feeling of loss
  • How to support people following bereavement
  • The phases of bereavement
  • Ways to support a person during the various stages of their bereavement
  • Ways in which group care settings can mark the life and death of an individual
  • How to manage own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care
  • Conclusion

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in End of life care – level 2 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.


★★Quality Licence Scheme Certification★★

At the completion of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

✤Certification Fee (Printed Quality Licence Scheme Certificate) – £22 ONLY!!

★★CPD Accredited Certificate★★

Learners who complete the course successfully will receive a CPD Accredited Certificate.

✤CPD Accredited Certification Fee (E Certificate/ PDF Copy) – FREE!

✤CPD Accredited Certification Fee (Printed Certificate/ Hard Copy) – £19 ONLY!!

Course Code: QLS-04841

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

Awarding body (Accreditation)

Quality Licence Scheme have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. Quality Licence Scheme 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, Quality Licence Scheme also offers qualifications for all ages and abilities all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK

Other benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card

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 qualification 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

Questions and answers

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Request for your Original Printed Quality Licence Scheme Certificate (Hardcopy) Certification Fee : £22 ONLY!


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