What is this course about?

This course is aimed at those working in the health and social care profession. It provides the essential knowledge, skills and understanding required to care for those in the final stages of life in a sensitive and appropriate manner.
Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught?

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care.

What else do I need to know?

The course consists of: Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care. The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner?s knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in end of life care. Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care. This unit provides learners with an understanding of the person-centred approach to care planning within end of life care. Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort. This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to provide support for managing pain and discomfort. Unit 4: End of life care and dementia. This unit aims to enable learners to understand how the condition of dementia impacts on an individual?s end of life care. Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death. This unit aims to enable learners to understand the role of the care worker at time of death. Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care. This unit aims to enable learners to understand the processes of loss and grief and their impact on the individual receiving care, significant others and care workers.

What could I do next?

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Course Code


  •  20 weeks

Distance Learning



Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.