Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Interested in studying our End of Life Level 3 course? This qualification will provide you with extensive knowledge and understanding of end of life care. You will explore common questions and themes in end of life care and the range of possible approaches to end of life care. This qualification will provide you with information on how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs and will prepare you to confront issues of death and bereavement within your role.

Payment options: This course is available via full payment, interest-free direct debit plan or Advanced Learner Loan.

Unit 1: Understanding end of life care

This unit covers the range of different attitudes and emotive issues surrounding death and dying, as well as the current approaches to end of life care and the support services available.

Unit 2: Communication during end of life care

You will look at the different communication skills required when administering end of life care, potential barriers to communication and how to overcome these in an effective, positive manner.

Unit 3: Assessment and care planning in end of life care

In this unit you will explore and expand upon what is meant by both the holistic approach and the person-centred approach to assessment and care planning.

Unit 4: Person-centred approaches to end of life care

Here you will explore the person-centred approach to end of life care by examining how to support the psychological, social, spiritual, religious, cultural and emotional needs of an individual.

Unit 5: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

This unit covers the sensitive approach needed when approaching death and the final hours of care. The process of grief and loss, how to support people following a bereavement and how to deal with your own feelings of grief are all considered here.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • 1:1 Tutor support available via phone or email
  • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course
  • Boost your earning potential
  • Interest-free direct debit plans available which can be tailored to suit you
  • Advanced Learner Loans available (contact us to find out more)
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification which is equivalent to an A level qualification.

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

Personal Care Assistant – up to £21,706

Senior Healthcare Assistant – up to £20,832

Palliative Care Assistant – up to £19,500

Key Information

Course Length 20 weeks
Awarding Body TQUK
Course Level Level 3
Learning Method(s)

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment