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End of Life Care Certificate Level 2 QCF

Level 2 / NCFE / PI178

This Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care is suitable for learners who are caring for people at the end of their lives or those who aim to work in this setting.

This is a QCF qualification, which has now replaced the NVQ qualification.


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course duration: 120 hrs

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Course Description

This course is aimed at those whose careers involve caring for people at the end of their life. It is suitable for people working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, hospices, day provision, care or nursing homes and domiciliary care. It is also suitable for people who are already working in other care settings and are considering working in end of life care. 

The course is divided into five units, each covering a different aspect of caring for those at the end of their lives.

The first unit establishes the underpinning knowledge of working around death and dying; by looking at different approaches that are present within society.

Unit Two aims to inform the learner of the best methods of managing pain and discomfort in end of life care. It includes suggestions of methods the carer can use to assist those affected, alongside ways the person receiving care can be supported to help themselves.

The third unit focuses on dementia as a life-limiting illness, outlining some of the issues dementia can present when caring for someone at the end of their life.

A specific focus on the role of the care worker at the time when death occurs is taken in the fourth unit. It covers the necessary actions to be undertaken to respect the person’s dignity, whilst upholding values held by their family and their cultural beliefs. This must all be carried out within the limits of the law and the care environment.

The final unit deals with loss and grief and how this can affect both the loved ones of the deceased and the care worker.

This NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the End of Life Care has been accredited by the Register of Regulated Qualifications (Ofqual) and is part of the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF).

Qualification Title: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care (QCF)
Qualification Number: 600/9523/4
Total Credits: 13

Units

Unit 1 - Understand how to work in the end of life care
Unit 2 - Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
Unit 3 - End of life care and dementia
Unit 4 - Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
Unit 5 - Understand loss and grief in end of life care

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to understand more about end of life care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start this course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support. 

Although no previous knowledge is required this course is an ideal progression course from the Health and Social Care QCF Diploma Level 2

Assessment

The learner will complete a portfolio of evidence by successfully completing all of the activities at the end of each unit. This portfolio is assessed by your tutor who will mark and sign off each completed unit of study. 

Upon successful completion of the 13 credits, students will receive a certificate of achievement from the awarding organisation, NCFE.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 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.

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

course description

Course Description

This course is aimed at those whose careers involve caring for people at the end of their life. It is suitable for people working in a variety of settings, including hospitals, hospices, day provision, care or nursing homes and domiciliary care. It is also suitable for people who are already working in other care settings and are considering working in end of life care. 

The course is divided into five units, each covering a different aspect of caring for those at the end of their lives.

The first unit establishes the underpinning knowledge of working around death and dying; by looking at different approaches that are present within society.

Unit Two aims to inform the learner of the best methods of managing pain and discomfort in end of life care. It includes suggestions of methods the carer can use to assist those affected, alongside ways the person receiving care can be supported to help themselves.

The third unit focuses on dementia as a life-limiting illness, outlining some of the issues dementia can present when caring for someone at the end of their life.

A specific focus on the role of the care worker at the time when death occurs is taken in the fourth unit. It covers the necessary actions to be undertaken to respect the person’s dignity, whilst upholding values held by their family and their cultural beliefs. This must all be carried out within the limits of the law and the care environment.

The final unit deals with loss and grief and how this can affect both the loved ones of the deceased and the care worker.

This NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the End of Life Care has been accredited by the Register of Regulated Qualifications (Ofqual) and is part of the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF).

Qualification Title: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care (QCF)
Qualification Number: 600/9523/4
Total Credits: 13

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to understand more about end of life care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start this course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support. 

Although no previous knowledge is required this course is an ideal progression course from the Health and Social Care QCF Diploma Level 2

assessment

Assessment

The learner will complete a portfolio of evidence by successfully completing all of the activities at the end of each unit. This portfolio is assessed by your tutor who will mark and sign off each completed unit of study. 

Upon successful completion of the 13 credits, students will receive a certificate of achievement from the awarding organisation, NCFE.

support

Support

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your Certificate in Understanding End of Life Care. You will have your own dedicated tutor who will guide you through your course work and answer any questions you may have during your course. Additionally our Help Desk will provide you with any practical advice by email or phone.

modules

Units

Unit 1 - Understand how to work in the end of life care
Unit 2 - Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
Unit 3 - End of life care and dementia
Unit 4 - Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
Unit 5 - Understand loss and grief in end of life care

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 2 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 2 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.