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End of Life Care: NCFE Level 3 Certificate (RQF)

Overview

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care course is aimed at those who are looking for or just starting out in the healthcare sector. It is also relevant  to any health or social care worker who wishes to improve their understanding of end of life care.

The qualification looks at the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of caring for patients approaching the end of their lives in a wide range of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care. End of life care provides support for people approaching death, enabling them to live their lives as well as possible until they die.

The benefit of this qualification is the achievement of a nationally recognised level 3 qualification, progression within your job role and continual professional development.  You will learn in your own time at a pace that suits you and you will not have to attend college.  You will be provided with high-quality and engaging support materials that provide the course content.

This qualification is made up of a set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria that describe what you need to be able to do, and things you need to know to achieve your qualification.

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units. You will work through three modules that include all the course material that you need for the 5 units. Once you have completed each module you will be required to complete unit assessments that provide evidence of your knowledge and understanding in:

  • Understand End of Life Care
  • Communication During End of Life Care
  • Assessment and Care Planning in End of Life Care
  • Person-Centered Approached to End of Life Care
  • Care During the Final Hours of Life and Bereavement Care

 

Modules

Unit 1: Understand End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand different attitudes towards death and dying
  • Understand the aims of end of life care
  • Understand current approaches to end of life care
  • Know the range of support services available to individuals and their families

Unit 2: Communication During End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand communication skills in the context of end of life care
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to communication

Unit 3: Assessment and Care Planning in End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the holistic approach to end of life care
  • Understand person centred assessment and planning
  • Understand advance care planning

Unit 4: Person-Centered Approached to End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the effects of symptoms in relation to end of life care
  • Understand a range of therapeutic options used to support effective symptom 
  • Understand the principles of pain management
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their social needs
  • Understand how to support a person’s spiritual, religious and cultural needs
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their psychological and emotional needs
  • Understand people’s responses to dying

Unit 5: Care During the Final Hours of Life and Bereavement Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to offer appropriate support in the final hours of life
  • Understand how to care for the deceased person
  • Understand the process of grief and loss
  • Understand how to support people following bereavement

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care course is aimed at those who are looking for or just starting out in the healthcare sector. It is also relevant  to any health or social care worker who wishes to improve their understanding of end of life care.

The qualification looks at the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of caring for patients approaching the end of their lives in a wide range of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care. End of life care provides support for people approaching death, enabling them to live their lives as well as possible until they die.

The benefit of this qualification is the achievement of a nationally recognised level 3 qualification, progression within your job role and continual professional development.  You will learn in your own time at a pace that suits you and you will not have to attend college.  You will be provided with high-quality and engaging support materials that provide the course content.

This qualification is made up of a set of learning outcomes and assessment criteria that describe what you need to be able to do, and things you need to know to achieve your qualification.

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units. You will work through three modules that include all the course material that you need for the 5 units. Once you have completed each module you will be required to complete unit assessments that provide evidence of your knowledge and understanding in:

  • Understand End of Life Care
  • Communication During End of Life Care
  • Assessment and Care Planning in End of Life Care
  • Person-Centered Approached to End of Life Care
  • Care During the Final Hours of Life and Bereavement Care

 

Modules

Unit 1: Understand End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand different attitudes towards death and dying
  • Understand the aims of end of life care
  • Understand current approaches to end of life care
  • Know the range of support services available to individuals and their families

Unit 2: Communication During End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand communication skills in the context of end of life care
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to communication

Unit 3: Assessment and Care Planning in End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the holistic approach to end of life care
  • Understand person centred assessment and planning
  • Understand advance care planning

Unit 4: Person-Centered Approached to End of Life Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the effects of symptoms in relation to end of life care
  • Understand a range of therapeutic options used to support effective symptom 
  • Understand the principles of pain management
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their social needs
  • Understand how to support a person’s spiritual, religious and cultural needs
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their psychological and emotional needs
  • Understand people’s responses to dying

Unit 5: Care During the Final Hours of Life and Bereavement Care

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to offer appropriate support in the final hours of life
  • Understand how to care for the deceased person
  • Understand the process of grief and loss
  • Understand how to support people following bereavement

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Please note: You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course.

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