There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student).

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. 

Course Overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care will develop your knowledge and understanding of how to work in end of life care. You will develop the knowledge of the support needed to manage pain and discomfort. You will learn how dementia impacts on the end of life. You will understand the role of the care worker in the time of death. An understanding of the loss and grief process will be achieved. If you are working in, or intending to work in, healthcare and social care, this qualification will give you the knowledge and understanding of end of life care to support your role. The course will enable you to progress to other qualifications in this subject area, or within the wider area of health and social care.

This course is paper-based.


Course Structure

The course contains three assessments covering the six Units detailed below:

Part A
Unit 1 - Understand how to work in end of life care
  • Know different perspectives on death and dying
  • Understand the aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Understand factors regarding communication in  the end of life care
  • Know how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others 
Unit 2 - Care planning in end of life care
  • Understand the holistic approach to end of life care 
  • Understand person-centred assessment and care planning
  • Understand advance care planning 
Part B
Unit 3 - Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • Understand approaches to managing pain and discomfort
  • Know how to assist in minimising individuals pain or discomfort
Unit 4 - End of life care and dementia
  • Know how an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care
  • Know how to support individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress at end of life
  • Know how to support family, significant others and friends of an individual with dementia at end of life
Unit 5 - Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
  • Understand how to support an individual as they are approaching death 
  • Understand how to care for a deceased individual
  • Know the support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased individual
  • Understand relevant legislation and policies 
Unit 6 - Understand loss and grief in end of life care
  • Know the process of loss and grief 
  • Understand loss in the context of end of life care
  • Understand how to support people following bereavement 
  • Understand how to manage own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care


Entry Requirements

You can apply to undertake this course by registering your interest with your employer (eg your line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register you by completing a standard Booking Form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. You can register as an individual and are asked to email us. Induction onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at your place of employment or via post or email. Once enrolled on the course, paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (unless these have already been received at a group induction).

Contact us:


01274 088652

01274 088529

01274 088371

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How Will I Learn?

You must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based these are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. If you are studying online these are submitted electronically direct to your tutor. Your tutor will then 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 completion of three assessments, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the End of Life Care.



Benefits to you:

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Development of new skills
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Opportunities to improve current service
  • Helps to progress your career
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Advantages to your employer:

  • Staff feel more confident in their role
  • Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation
  • Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].