Understanding Cancer Support Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

  • Unit 01 -Cancer awareness:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of the different categories and types of cancer and its prevalence in the UK. The learner will also understand how the approach to cancer care has changed over time.

  • Unit 02 – Introduction to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer .The learner will also understand the impact of being diagnosed with cancer has on an individual, family and friends.

  • Unit 03 – Introduction to cancer care and support:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge and understanding of how family members and others support individuals with cancer care. The learner will also understand how coping strategies and self-management can help support emotional and mental wellbeing.

  • Unit 04 – Introduction to end of life and bereavement care:
    In this unit the learner will gain knowledge of end of life and bereavement care and what factors can affect an individual’s views on death and dying. The learner will also understand the process of loss and the stages of grief.

Assessment Methods

Assessment are due at the end of each unit.

Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning.

A certificate will be awareded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Cancer Support Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:



  • Learners must be aged 19 years old or over as of 31 August in the current
    academic year.

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    Greater London Authority (GLA), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, West
    Midlands.

  • If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three.
    AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ
    Intermediate, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the
course.

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Spotlight

The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

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