Understanding The Principles of End of Life Care L3

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Health & Social Care

About this Course

This qualification is intended for those who work in the Health and Social Care sector whose role includes caring for those who have a life-limiting illness. It provides in depth knowledge and understanding of a range of important topics related to end of life care, and provides opportunities for career progression within this field.

Key Units

This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles of end of life care, including knowledge of:
  • the definition of end of life care
  • approaches to end of life care
  • how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs
  • how to confront issues of death and bereavement

Key units include:

  • Unit 01: Understanding end of life care
  • Unit 02: Communication during end of life care
  • Unit 03: Assessment and care planning in end of life care
  • Unit 04: Person-centred approaches to end of life care
  • Unit 05: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific prior learning requirements for this qualification; however, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a health and social care related area.


Learners will complete an online booklet. 

Where does this Lead

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
  • Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care

Future Opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification will help to support progression into and within a number of job roles within the health and social care sector.

Tell Me More

This qualification is delivered online. These level 2 courses are free if you are a resident of South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (comprising of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield), as these qualifications can be fully-funded at no cost to you! For a level 3 course, funding may be available and we will assess your personal circumstances to establish if you qualify. Click here to find out more. 

 Learners must be aged 19+ years.

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