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Course overview

What will I learn?

This period in a person’s life is without doubt the most sensitive and difficult to deal with in regards to emotional and physical strain it can put on the person, family and carers.

Statistics show that only half of people who preferred to die at home actually died at home. Hospices are ranked the highest in terms of the quality of care they can provide at this difficult time. This was closely followed by Care Homes and Hospitals.

This course provides learners who are already working, or are intending to work in the healthcare sector with knowledge and understanding of end of life care.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding end of life care
  • Assessment and care planning in end of life care
  • Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

This is a marked course which requires short essay style answers to allow your assigned marker to be able to identify that you have understood the skills and knowledge to meet the awarding body standards. The awarding body for this course is NCFE.

For this course you will receive hard copy learning materials. The Assessments for the course are based online and access will be given to complete them.

What qualifications do I need?

Level 2 certificate in a related discipline OR significant related work experience. Before you are accepted for the course proof of your level 2 certificate is required, this will be requested as part of our payment process.

As this course has an online element it would be beneficial if the candidate had basic competence in IT and the internet.

This course does not require a personal statement.

What can I do after?

This course provides progression to further NCFE programmes. It is also a good starting point for those individuals who are interested in entering a career in the healthcare sector.

Programme Information

You can enrol onto and start this course at any time throughout the year.

Duration: From your start date on the course you have 16-20 weeks to complete your course. You could complete in 10 weeks or use the full 20 weeks- it's up to you. Please be aware that you could be withdrawn from your course if submission dates are vastly overdue. If at any point you are struggling with deadlines you should contact us for an extension which we will assign where possible.

Cost £90.00*

Price for individual learners (some course costs are deducted). Deductions cannot apply to applicants outwith Scotland or organisations purchasing this course as a commercial venture or as part of a funded workforce training plan, for more information please contact the Distance Learning Team on 0141 581 2319.

On successful completion and confirmation from the awarding body you will receive your qualification e-certificate online which you can print and/or save for your records. Please note a fee may be required if a hard copy certificate is requested.

We are still taking applications however we will not be in touch regarding your application until mid-late August when the course will start.

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