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CACHE Certificate in End of Life Care

Qualification Gained
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in End of Life Care
Study Level
Adult, Distance Learning, Level 2
Variable (via Distance Learning)
Start Date
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


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. 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.

  Key Info

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.

Assessment 1:

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 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

Assessment 2:

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

Assessment 3:

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

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 [email protected]

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.

Successful completion of this course means that you 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.

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.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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