End of Life Care Certificate Level 3 QCF

£320.00

Course Code EDNCHSC21

Course Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a End of Life Care Level 3 QCF award. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning End of Life Care is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 QCF End of Life Care course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

The End of Life programme is ideal for those who wish to increase their understanding of end of life and develop their knowledge of the factors and issues that relate to providing end of life care for a person. This programme is designed to be accessible for freestanding study by non-specialists in this area and to facilitate integration within employer training programmes in health and social care.

The first unit provides learners with an overview of the emotive issues surrounding death and dying.It also helps learners to understand palliative care and its place within end of life care, along with the support services available to the individual and others.The second unit aims to give learners an understanding of the importance of communication when supporting an individual and others during end of life care.The third unit aims to give the learner an understanding of the person centred approach to assessment and care planning within end of life care along with the legal implications of any advance care planning decisions.Unit 4 will inform learners of the person-centred approach to end of life care and how it ensures that the individual's physical, emotional, social and cultural needs are met.

The final unit will assist learners to understand approaches to providing care in the approach to death and the final hours of care. It will also provide an understanding of the processes of loss and grief, how to support those who are bereaved and how to cope with own feeling of stress and grief.

 

What Could I Do After Taking This End of Life Care Level 3 QCF Course?

With relevant Experience and Qualification, you could go on become a Care Home Advocate. Care home advocates help residents in care homes to understand the decisions which affect their lives. They make sure residents' views and wishes are heard. They also make sure that those responsible for their care don't assume what's best for them.

If you want to work with elderly people and help to improve the quality of their lives, then this job could be ideal for you. In this job, you would need excellent listening and people skills. You would also need to be open-minded and respect someone's independence and feelings.

Course Features

Your End of Life Care Certificate Level 3 QCF Course:

    The End of Life programme is ideal for those who wish to increase their understanding of end of life and develop their knowledge of the factors and issues that relate to providing end of life care for a person.

Study Time

Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the End of Life Care Certificate Level 3 QCF course is: 160 Hours

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Key Topics

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in End of Life Care course is divided into five comprehensive modules:

  • Module One : Understanding end of life care
  • Module Two : Communication during end of life care
  • Module Three : Assessment and care planning in end of life care
  • Module Four : Person-centred approaches to end of life care
  • Module Five : Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

Assessments

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care qualification consists of a combination of set activities which are marked by your tutor and are moderated by NCFE.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Entry Requirements
No Entry Requirements

The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about End of Life Care and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

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You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.

Home Study Resources

You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.

This End of Life Care Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.

Qualification

NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (QCF)
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Level 3 NCFE certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning programme has been scrutinised and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Qualification Title: NCFE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care (QCF)
Qualification Number: 501/0117/1
Total Credits: 16

Possible Career Path

Care Home Advocate
As a care home advocate, you would help residents in care homes to understand, and take control of, the decisions which affect their lives. The most important part of your work would be to make sure residents' views and wishes are heard, and that those responsible for their care do not make assumptions about what is best for them. Your tasks would typically include: making sure residents are treated fairly and with dignity, finding and explaining relevant information, helping residents to explore their options and make informed decisions, making sure residents have access to their care plan, helping residents to speak for themselves or speaking on their behalf, helping to negotiate with third parties and accompanying residents to meetings to provide moral support, or attending meetings on their behalf, liaising with care home staff and other agencies. You could give support on many issues, including choice of accommodation, care home closure, discontentment with the service, exploitation or abuse (physical, psychological, financial or sexual), financial matters, power of attorney, and disputes or difficulties with family members.

Find out more about the Job Role for Care Home Advocate .

Another possible career path is that of a Care Assistant

What's Included

Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.

As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the End of Life Care home study course and earn your award:

  • Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
  • Completion Certificate
  • Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
  • Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
  • NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
  • One year educational support by e-mail.
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We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:

  • 1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.

  • 2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk

  • 3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)

    For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.

    Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.

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Further Information
Award Level: Level 3 Award

Awarding Body: NCFE (www.ncfe.org.uk)

Format: Paper

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This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.

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About NCFE

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

For more information on NCFE, Please visit http://www.ncfe.org.uk .

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Course Outline

How is the course structured?


The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in End of Life Care course is divided into five comprehensive modules:

Unit 1: Understanding end of life care
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand different attitudes to death and dying
  • Understand the aims of end of life care
  • Understand current approaches to end of life care
  • Know the range of support services available to individuals and their families

Unit 2 : Communication during end of life care
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand communication skills in the context of end of life care
  • Understand how to overcome barriers to communication

Unit 3: Assessment and care planning in end of life care
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the holistic approach to end of life care
  • Understand person-centred assessment and planning
  • Understand advance care planning

Unit 4: Person-centred approaches to end of life care
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the effects of symptoms in relation to end of life care
  • Understand a range of therapeutic options used to support effective symptom relief
  • Understand the principles of pain management
  • Understand techniques for supporting a client with their social needs
  • Understand how to support a person’s spiritual, religious and cultural needs
  • Understand techniques for supporting a person with their psychological and emotional needs
  • Understand people’s responses to dying

Unit 5: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care
Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to offer appropriate support in the final hours of life
  • Understand how to care for the deceased person
  • Understand the process of grief and loss
  • Understand how to support people following bereavement

Course Fees

Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the End of Life Care home study course is £400, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £320 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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With paper based study we post out the course materials to you. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.

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Award Level Level 3 Award
Format Paper
Study Time 160 Hours
Entry Requirements No Entry Requirements
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