End of Life Care Level 3

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Choose a rewarding career in end of life care, and play a huge part in the concluding chapters of a person’s life

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Overview

End of life care workers help to ensure that patients’ final wishes are fulfilled, and provide emotional, physical, social and spiritual support. Whilst someone is approaching their last days or weeks, palliative care provides a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death, enhancing quality of life right to the end. By choosing a career in end of life care, you’ll play a truly vital role in supporting the patient and their family at every stage of this difficult journey.

The world needs more compassionate support workers to take care of our most vulnerable, so if you’d like to step up to the plate, this level 3 certificate in end of life care course is a great starting point. You’ll explore different attitudes towards death and dying, gain an understanding of how to overcome communication barriers at the end of life, create a person-centred approach to palliative care, and offer appropriate support throughout the bereavement process.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Understanding End of Life Care

Our own experiences in life can alter our perceptions of death, whether it’s how much we have had to deal with it ourselves, or if we have had to see friends experience it. This unit will help you to understand different attitudes to death and dying, the aims of end of life care, current approaches to end of life care, as well as taking you through the range of support services available to individuals and their families.

Unit 2 - Communication During End of Life Care

We all use communication every single day, but when it comes to end of life care it is hugely important. You will understand communication skills in the context of end of life care, and understand the barriers to communication at the end of the unit.

Unit 3 - Assessment and Care Planning in the End of Life Care

This unit aims to give you an understanding of the person-centred approach to assessment and care planning within end of life care and the legal implications of any advance care planning decisions.

Unit 4 - Person-centred Approaches to End of Life Care

This unit will inform you 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.

Unit 5 - Care During the Final Hours of Live and Bereavement Care

Everyone is going to reach the end of their life at some stage, when this time comes, it is important to understand how important care is in the final hours or someone’s life. This unit allow you to understand this, whilst providing you with the processes of loss and grief, how to support those who are bereaved and how to cope with feelings of stress and grief.

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

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Course Outcome

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care. This 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.

NCFE CACHE has been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and is one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

How is this course assessed or examined?

Throughout this course, you'll be assessed with appropriate tasks to demonstrate achievement of all the learning outcomes associated with each unit. The assessment method will consist of a portfolio of evidence that should prepare the learner for real-life situations that they may face in employment.

You may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack, detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

This is a regulated qualification that is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English. There is a minimum study age of 16.

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Why study one of our health and social care courses?

When you enrol with us, you’ll be embarking on a rewarding, enriching journey at a pace that suits you. Our distance learning courses are designed to be tackled anywhere and anytime. Plus, with our award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, we’ll be there with you every step of the way.

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How long is a health and social care course?

You have up to twelve months to complete one of our online health and social care courses. With that said, we’ve found that our students gain their chosen qualification in a much shorter time thanks to our award-winning learning materials and one-to-one tutor support. This means that you could put your learning into practice and secure a new job in health and social care very quickly.

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How does studying for a health and social care course online work?

Online health and social care courses allow adults to retrain around their jobs and other commitments while being fully supported by the help of a personal, distance learning tutor. Choosing to study health and social care online gives you flexibility and freedom that you may struggle to receive from a traditional educational provider.

You’re given a deadline to complete the course, but the rest is up to you. You can study whenever you like, whether it’s on a bus or in the middle of the night. The power is in your hands.

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Why is health and social care important?

While all roles differ, those working in health and social care provide an invaluable service to people within the community. They often offer support – either emotional, physical, or social – that allows people in need to continue to live a normal and fulfilling life. Some roles also help protect vulnerable members of society from abuse.

Health and social care is a varied, interesting and incredibly rewarding career path that can involve working with the very young through to the very old, while helping those in need navigate a diverse range of situations.

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What is a health and social care course?

Health and social care is an umbrella term for courses that focus on helping others. Just some of the subjects that fall under this remit include retirement planning, diabetes care in children and young people, and mindfulness.

This means that once you’re qualified in general health and social care, your career can evolve as your interests do. You can practice a specific specialism and then pivot to another when and if you feel that you want to do something different but don’t want to retrain entirely. You really can carve your own health and social care career path.

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