The End of Life Care – Level 3 Certificate (RQF) Course is designed for students who want to increase their knowledge of end of life care and develop their comprehension of the factors and issues that relate to providing end of life care for patients.
The course will help students to reinforce their practice with theoretical knowledge and may also give students the opportunity to look at aspects of health and social care that they have not been involved with previously. This course has been created so it is accessible for study by non-specialists in this field, or it can also be used to complement practical work within a relevant work-place environment.
Please Note: Due to the nature of the qualification, the learner will need to be working in a health and social care environment in order to complete certain aspects of this course. There is no requirement that this is full time or paid employment.
On successful completion of the course students will receive a Level 3 Certificate Qualification with 16 credits issued by NCFE.
You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.
Please Note: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 hard-copy versions of this course are only being dispatched twice a week so there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.
- Unit 1: Understanding End of Life Care (3 Credits)
- Unit 2: Communication During End of Life Care (2 Credits)
- Unit 3: Assessment and Care Planning in End of Life Care (3 Credits)
- Unit 4: Person-Centred Approaches to End of Life Care (5 Credits)
- Unit 5: Care During the Final Hours of Life and Bereavement Care (3 Credits)
There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.
Please Note: A suitable work placement in a health care setting is required to complete this course.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.
We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.
On successful completion of this course students will receive a Principles of End of Life Care Level 3 Certificate Qualification issued by NCFE.
This qualification has been accredited on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (Ofqual Qualification No: 501/0117/1) and has 16 Credits.
Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government, and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content of a training course is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding organisation. This course provides successful students with a qualification listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework, accredited by NCFE at level 3 and is assessed through NCC, a licensed NCFE centre. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.