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Category: Health and Social Care

Level 2 Award in the Awareness of
End of Life Care


Course Overview


The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Awareness of End-of-Life Care is designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed to understand and provide palliative care to patients nearing the end of their lives. This is comprehensive training for healthcare professionals, caregivers, or individuals interested in learning more about end-of-life care. The course will provide insights and practical strategies for supporting patients and their families during this challenging time.


End-of-life care is a critical aspect that focuses on meeting the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of individuals who are grappling with a terminal illness or nearing the end of their lives. This course will provide a complete understanding of the key concepts, principles, and best practices of palliative care.

Course Outline

Level 2 - Award

Awarding - NCFE

Start Date - Anytime

Duration - 7 Weeks approximately

Location - Distance Learning &

Face to Face

There is only one unit for this course which explores in-depth the required knowledge needed to prepare students to work in a care setting. Firstly, it will focus on understanding the aims, principles and policies of end of life care. It will then look at the key factors regarding communication, such as how to approach certain types of questions relating to end of life care. It will endeavour to define local and national policies and guidance for care after death. It will discuss how to access the range of readily available support services. This unit will also identify the potential barriers an individual may face when accessing end of life care.

The learning outcomes upon completion of this course:

  • Understand the physical and emotional changes that occur during the end-of-life process.

  • Develop effective communication techniques for sensitive and compassionate care with the patient and their families.

  • Gain an understanding of the ethical principles and legal frameworks that guide end-of-life care decisions.

  • Learn strategies for managing symptoms and pain.

  • Understand the importance of cultural sensitivity, values, and spiritual practices in end-of-life care.



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