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Health and Social Care

Level 2 NCFE Certificate in the Principles in End of Life Care

Part Time

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for anyone wishing to gain an understanding of end of life care.

It is suitable for you if you are thinking about employment within health and social care, looking to complement other qualifications within an Apprenticeship, or developing within your current job role in health and social care.

Course Content

This course consists of the following six mandatory units, all of which must be completed in order to achieve the qualification:

  • Understand how to work in end of life care
    The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in end of life care.
  • Care Planning in end of life care
    This unit provides learners with an understanding of the person-centred approach to care planning within end of life care.
  • Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
    The unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to provide support for managing pain and discomfort.
  • End of life care and dementia
    This unit aims to enable learners to understand how the condition of dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care.
  • Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
    This unit aims to enable learners to understand the role of the care worker at time of death.
  • Understand loss and grief in end of life care
    This unit aims to enable learners to understand the processes of loss and grief and their impact on the individual receiving care, significant others and care workers.


Entry Requirement

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification. It is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.


There are no exams for this qualification.  Your learning will be assessed through coursework and assignments.

Where does this course lead to

This qualification supports progression to employment or further learning in a range of job roles such as:

  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.


Successful completion of the qualification will help your progression to further learning on qualifications such as:

  • 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
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health & Social Care
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Clinical Healthcare Support)

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Course Outline

Course Code: MDFL051
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 20 Weeks
Start Date: Anytime
Day & Time: Distance Learning
Tuition Fees: £0
Registration Fees: £0
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