This programme is designed to be accessible for freestanding study by non-specialists in this area and to facilitate integration within employer training programmes in health and social care.
The first unit provides learners with an overview of the emotive issues surrounding death and dying. It also helps learners to understand palliative care and its place within end of life care, along with the support services available to the individual and others.
The second unit aims to give learners an understanding of the importance of communication when supporting an individual and others during end of life care.
The third unit aims to give the learner an understanding of the person centred approach to assessment and care planning within end of life care along with the legal implications of any advance care planning decisions.
Unit 5 will inform learners of the person-centred approach to end of life care and how it ensures that the individual’s physical, emotional, social and cultural needs are met.
The final unit will assist learners to understand approaches to providing care in the approach to death and the final hours of care. It will also provide an understanding of the processes of loss and grief, how to support those who are bereaved and how to cope with own feeling of stress and grief.
Previous Knowledge Required
The programme of study is designed to complement your practical work, as it will help you to underpin your practice with theoretical knowledge. It will also give you the opportunity to look at parts of the job you may not currently be involved with.
The programme is divided into four core units, each concentrating on an important aspect of the managing and safe handling of medicines.
The assessor/tutor will support the learner throughout the duration of the course. The learner will complete activities in order to successfully complete the course.
The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care qualification consists of a combination of set activities which are marked by your tutor and are moderated by NCFE.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.
NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.