Level 3 in End of Life Care Training Course

End of Life Care

In 2012, only half of the people who expressed their home as their preferred place to die actually died at home. In the same year, hospices were ranked the highest in terms of the quality of care during the end of life period, care homes were a close second, home was third and hospitals last.

This period in a person’s life is without a doubt the most sensitive and difficult to deal with, for the individual, the family and any carers or staff members who work with the individual.

This course is completed using paper-based books with online assessments. Your knowledge will be assessed through a series of short answer questions with no examinations.

Level 3 in End of Life Care course content

This course is split into manageable units. These are:

Unit 1: Understanding end of life care

This unit covers the 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

Learners will look at the different communication skills within end of life care, potential barriers to communication and how to overcome these.

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

This unit explores the holistic approach and the person-centred approach to assessment and care planning.

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

Learners will explore the person-centred approach to end of life care by looking at 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 approach to death and the final hours of care, the process of grief and loss, how to support people following bereavement and how to deal with your own feelings of grief.

Who is the Level 3 in End of Life course aimed at?

This course will provide learners who are already working or intending to work in the healthcare and social care sector, with knowledge and understanding of end of life care to support their role and develop their career.

What kind of Level 3 in End of Life Care courses are available?

The Skills Network offer this advanced nationally recognised course (NCFE) as a paper-based and online course.

Course duraction

This course is offered as a 10 to 16 week course.

After completing the Level 3 in End of Life Care course

Graduates of the Level 3 in End of Life Care course will learn key skills to care for people at the end of their life as well as offering support to the loved ones left behind. Course components including assessments and care, the process of grief and how best to communicate people who are dying will allow graduates to work within the healthcare sector.

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