Everyone facing life-limiting illness will need some degree of supportive care, in addition to effective treatment for their condition. The Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care is designed to provide learners with a broad understanding of end of life and palliative care, enabling them to provide sensitive and appropriate support to people nearing the end of life and their families. 

The course aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: the different perspectives on death and dying; the aims of end of life care; the principles of person centred care planning; the support needed to manage pain and discomfort; how dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care; the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death; and how to appropriately support the bereaved. As well as enabling learners to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, this course will help to encourage good practice in the workplace. The course also provides employers with a structured training programme, mapped to the National Occupational standards in Health and Social Care, which will help to meet the training requirements of their employees, giving peace of mind that staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to support people at the end of life. 

Course content: 

The Level 2 Certificate in Principles of End of Life Care comprises three concise module workbooks which combine the following units: 


  • Unit 01: Understand how to work in end of life care 
  • Unit 02: Care planning in end of life care 


  • Unit 03: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort 
  • Unit 04: End of life care and dementia 


  • Unit 05: Understand the role of the care worker in time of death 
  • Unit 06: Understand loss and grief in end of life care 

Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes. 

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