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Certificate, Level 2

Principles of End of Life Care

This course will help you to develop your knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in end of life care, how to provide support for managing pain and discomfort and finally how the condition of dementia can impact on an individual’s end of life care.

Completion within 12 weeks, although early completion is achievable

Benefits of Study:

  • No need to attend college, work from home at a pace that suits you
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Available at no cost
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors
  • Study will enhance your personal and professional skills

The student will learn through the support of relevant materials for the course, with a knowledgeable tutor providing advice and guidance on the course content.


  • Understand how to work in end of life care
  • Care planning in end of life care
  • Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • End of life care and dementia
  • Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
  • Understand loss and grief in end of life care

You may wish to complete further distance learning courses in: Principles of Dementia Care or Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care.

No specific entry requirements, however good written English is desirable.

The course is delivered via distance learning, supported by online flipbooks. Work is assessed by the tutor throughout the course from induction to completion.