This course will be completed using a blended / part time learning approach; you will initially attend college for a taught session(s) to discuss the content and receive a learning pack. Your tutor will discuss with you how learning materials can be used and identify a completion date for your final submission. Where appropriate further taught sessions may be arranged with the group. This course provides the opportunity to develop an understanding of different perspectives of death and dying and the impact it has on individuals. It covers the aims and principles of end of life care, communication factors, and how to access a range of support services in end of life care. Of interest to those who have a level 2 qualification in health and social care and are looking to develop their knowledge in this area. This could include workers in hospice, care homes, care in the community and primary care.
Experience of the health and social care sector is desirable however the course can also be accessed by those interested in the field of Health and Social care or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to study away from college.
A portfolio of evidence will be produced to meet the learning outcomes expected in the qualification.
Completion of this course provides initial learning in end of life care and could provide opportunity for continuous professional development across all levels. This could make it ideal for anyone who may need an understanding of this subject even though they are not directly involved in the care of individuals.