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Key details

Attendance Part-Time
Duration Variable (via distance learning)
Code VAD112AA
Awarding Body CACHE
Level CACHE Level 2
Start Date Various

Course overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care will develop students knowledge and understanding of how to work in end of life care. Students will develop knowledge of the support needed to manage pain and discomfort. Students will learn how dementia impacts on the end of life and will understand the role of the care worker in the time of death. An understanding of the loss and grief process will be achieved. This qualification will give students working in, or intending to work in, healthcare and social care the knowledge and understanding of end of life care to support their role.

 

What you'll study

You will cover the following units:

Unit 1 – Understanding how to work in end of life care
  • Different perspectives on death and dying
  • The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Factors regarding communication in  the end of life care
  • How to access the range of support services available to individuals and others
Unit 2 – Care planning in end of life care
  • The holistic approach to end of life care
  • Person-centred assessment and care planning
  • Advance care planning

You will cover the following units:

Unit 3 – Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
  • How to assist in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
Unit 4 – End of life care and dementia
  • How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
  • How to support individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress at end of life
  • How to support family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia at end of life

You will cover the following units:

Unit 5 – Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
  • How to support an individual as they are approaching death
  • How to care for a deceased individual
  • The support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased individual
  • Understanding relevant legislation and policies
Unit 6 – Understand loss and grief in end of life care
  • Processes of loss and grief
  • Understanding loss in the context of end of life care
  • How to support people following bereavement
  • How to manage one’s own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care
  • You will cover the following units:

    Unit 1 – Understanding how to work in end of life care
    • Different perspectives on death and dying
    • The aims, principles and policies of end of life care
    • Factors regarding communication in  the end of life care
    • How to access the range of support services available to individuals and others
    Unit 2 – Care planning in end of life care
    • The holistic approach to end of life care
    • Person-centred assessment and care planning
    • Advance care planning
  • You will cover the following units:

    Unit 3 – Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
    • Approaches to managing pain and discomfort
    • How to assist in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
    Unit 4 – End of life care and dementia
    • How an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
    • How to support individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress at end of life
    • How to support family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia at end of life
  • You will cover the following units:

    Unit 5 – Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
    • How to support an individual as they are approaching death
    • How to care for a deceased individual
    • The support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased individual
    • Understanding relevant legislation and policies
    Unit 6 – Understand loss and grief in end of life care
    • Processes of loss and grief
    • Understanding loss in the context of end of life care
    • How to support people following bereavement
    • How to manage one’s own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care

Assessment

You must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking to the Distance Learning Team by either post or email. Your work will then be sent to an assessor to be marked who will provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.  There is also support available from the office team. Upon successful complete of three assessments you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to study our courses students must be:

  • Aged 19 or over (students under 19 may study our courses if they are employed. A letter of evidence from their employer stating the benefit of the course to their professional development must be submitted prior to enrolment)
  • Currently living in England and have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years (non EU nationals must provide evidence of their passport/visa with their application)
  • Students must not be studying another course, apprenticeship or traineeship with Bradford College or another education provider. There are exemptions to this depending on how the course is funded. Students in receipt of Advanced Learner Loans or student finance will be ineligible for our courses.

For more information, or if you are interested in one of our Distance Learning courses, please email distancelearning@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

 

How to apply

If you are interesting in enrolling, please contact the Distance Learning Team.

Telephone:

01274 088 652

01274 088 529

01274 088 371

Email: distancelearning@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

Visit us: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/distance-learning

Next steps

Upon successfully completing this course, you will gain a nationally recognized qualification that can enable you to progress in your career. The course will enable you to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

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Tuition fees

There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees.

Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales.

Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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