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Course Code: NPCHS061/1DL

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Online-Learning

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills essential for providing compassionate support to individuals nearing the end of life. Learn about pain management, communication techniques and holistic approaches to care. Explore ethical considerations and the importance of dignity and respect in end-of-life care. Make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and their families during this sensitive time.

This qualification aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of:

  • how to work in end of life care
  •  the support needed to manage pain and discomfort
  • how dementia impacts on end of life care
  • the role of the care worker in time of death
  • the loss and grief process.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or social care related area.

This is an online learning course and will require the learner to commit to self study hours in order to complete the assessments.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care, learners are required to successfully complete all 6 mandatory units.

Each learner will be assessed via interactive online resources and end of unit assessment questions. Assessments must be completed in the agreed timescale and submitted to the assessor who will then provide feedback, advice and guidance, and, additional support where needed.

Susan Goodwin, H&SC Assessor
Tel: 01782 254121
Chloe Richards, H&SC Administrator
Tel: 01782 254387
E Mail:

This qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas:

  • Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management

A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For more details visit

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12 Weeks

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