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This qualification is designed for a wide range of learners who wish to gain a better understanding of end of life care and the practices and processes that go with it.

Entry Requirements

You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this qualification, but you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification within the Health and Social Care area.

Dates and Times

We are hoping to run this course again in Autumn 2017.

Course Content

This is a QCF qualification with the following mandatory units:

  • Understand how to work in end of life care
  • The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in end of life care.

  • Care Planning in end of life care
  • This unit provides learners with an understanding of the person-centred approach to care planning within end of life care.

  • Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to provide support for managing pain and discomfort.

  • End of life care and dementia
  • This unit aims to enable learners to understand how the condition of dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care.

  • Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
  • This unit aims to enable learners to understand the role of the care worker at time of death.

  • Understand loss and grief in end of life care
  • This unit aims to enable learners to understand the processes of loss and grief and their impact on the individual receiving care, significant others and care workers.

    How You Can Progress

    This qualification supports progression to employment and progression within employment for job roles within the Health & Social Care industry.

    Learners may also consider progression to further learning in the industry such as: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safe Handling of Medicines.



    Courses costing more than £100 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

    Contact Us

    If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770400.

    Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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