Principles of End of Life Care Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of the course is 11-13 weeks.

This qualification aims to develop knowledge and understanding of how to work in end of life care, and the support needed to manage pain and discomfort. In addition, the qualification explores how dementia impacts on end of life care, the role of the care worker in time of death and the loss and grief process.


Understand how to work in end of life care

Section 1 Know different perspectives on death and dying

Section 2 Understand the aims, principles and policies of end of

life care

Section 3 Understand factors regarding communication in end

of life care

Section 4 Know how to access the range of support services available

to individuals and others


Care planning in end of life care

Section 1 Understand the holistic approach to end of life care

Section 2 Understand person-centred assessment and care planning

Section 3 Understand advance care planning


Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

Section 1 Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort

Section 2 Know how to assist in minimising individuals’ pain or


Section 3 Know how to monitor, record and report on the

management of individuals’ pain or discomfort


End of life care and dementia

Section 1 Know how an individuals’ dementia can affect their end of

life care

Section 2 Know how to support individuals with dementia affected

by pain and distress at end of life

Section 3 Know how to support family, significant others and friends

of an individual at end of life


Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

Section 1 Understand how to support an individual as they are

approaching death

Section 2 Understand how to care for a deceased individual

Section 3 Know the support needed by family, significant others and

friends of the deceased individual

Section 4 Understand relevant legislation and policies


Understanding loss and grief in end of life care

Section 1 Know the process of loss and grief

Section 2 Understand loss in context of end of life care

Section 3 Understand how to support people following bereavement

Section 4 Understand how to manage own feelings of loss and grief

when working in end of life care

Assessment Methods

Upon enrolment you will be provided with learner support materials that will give you the knowledge and understanding required to undertake the assessments. To be awarded the qualification you need to successfully complete all of the workbooks.

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Certificate.

Course Summary

Course Title Principles of End of Life Care 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

  • 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

Attendance Requirements As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College. For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:01823 366612
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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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