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Awareness of End of Life Care Level 3

Our Level 3 Award in Awareness of End-of-Life Care (RQF) is an accredited qualification designed to deepen your understanding of death, dying, and its effects on individuals. Developed in line with the Department of Health’s national strategy for end-of-life care, it aims to improve care practices and set a consistent standard across all services.

Throughout this course, you’ll explore end-of-life care, focusing on factors shaping perspectives, effective communication, and utilising support services. You’ll learn to assist individuals nearing the end of life, recognise signs of approaching death, and promote wellbeing. Additionally, we cover psychological considerations and essential procedures following death, including honouring final wishes and supporting those in mourning.

This qualification is offered as a distance learning course, complete with detailed assignments, workbooks, and additional materials. It’s ideal for healthcare workers, caregivers, and anyone looking to enhance their knowledge and application of end-of-life care principles.

Upon completion, you’ll have gained a deeper understanding of end-of-life care, improved communication skills, and the ability to offer respectful support to individuals and their families during this critical time in life.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 601/6926/6
Average time to completion: 4 to 6 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Understanding End-of-Life Care: This module covers various perspectives on death, including factors influencing personal views and their impact on practice. It also delves into the aims, principles, and policies of end-of-life care, emphasising dignity, comfort, and local pathways. Communication factors and accessing support services are explored to enhance care provision.
  • Module 2 – Supporting Individuals in Final Days: This module captures the common signs of impending death and the cessation of life-prolonging treatments. Psychological aspects for individuals and their relationships are discussed alongside methods to enhance wellbeing. The module also details actions post-death, including respecting wishes, infection control, and supporting bereaved individuals.
  • Module 3 – Providing End-of-Life Support: This module assesses current approaches to end-of-life care, considering national and local influences. It addresses individual responses to anticipated death, grief models, and spiritual awareness. Communication principles, support for care providers, symptom identification, and advance care planning are also comprehensively covered.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £125 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

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