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 have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or social care related area.
This qualification consists of six mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Understand how to work in end of life care
• Unit 02 Care planning in end of life care
• Unit 03 Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
• Unit 04 End of life care and dementia
• Unit 05 Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
• Unit 06 Understand loss and grief in end of life care
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care, learners are required to successfully complete all six mandatory units.
The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care is internally assessed.
£300 which will cover all costs
This qualification supports progression to employment - and progression within employment - in health and social care.
It also provides a platform for further learning through programmes such as the:
• 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
Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.
But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.
Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.
Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.
A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.
And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.
Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.
Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them
I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.
It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'
It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.
I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.
It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.