Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

This is a Distance Learning course, so there is no need to attend College.

This course will be delivered online or paper-based over 16 - 20 weeks. Guided learning hours: 135.

Who is the course for?

This qualification aims to develop knowledge and understanding of how to work in end of life care, and the support needed to manage pain and discomfort. In addition, the qualification explores how dementia impacts on end of life care, the role of the care worker in time of death and the loss and grief process.

What does the course involve?

As part of this course you will study six mandatory units: 

UNIT 1 - Understand how to work in end of life care

  • Section 1 Know different perspectives on death and dying
  • Section 2 Understand the aims, principles and policies of end of life care
  • Section 3 Understand factors regarding communication in end of life care
  • Section 4 Know how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others

UNIT 2 - Care planning in end of life care

  • Section 1 Understand the holistic approach to end of life care
  • Section 2 Understandperson-centredassessmentandcareplanning
  • Section 3 Understand advance care planning

UNIT 3 - Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

  • Section 1 Understand approach esto managing pain and discomfort
  • Section 2 Know how to assist in minimising individuals’ pain or discomfort
  • Section 3 Know how to monitor, record and report on the management of individuals’ pain or discomfort

UNIT 4 - End of life care and dementia

  • Section 1 Know how an individuals’ dementia can affect their end of life care
  • Section 2 Know how to support individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress at end of life
  • Section 3 Know how to support family, significant others and friends of an individual at end of life

UNIT 5 - Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

  • Section 1 Understand how to support an individual as they are approaching death
  • Section 2 Understand how to care for a deceased individual
  • Section 3 Know the support needed by family, significant others and friends of the deceased individual
  • Section 4 Understand relevant legislation and policies

UNIT 6 - Understanding loss and grief in end of life care

  • Section 1 Know the process of loss and grief
  • Section 2 Understand loss in context of end of life care
  • Section 3 Understand how to support people following bereavement
  • Section 4 Understand how to manage own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/16
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2)

or

  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work.

*An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

What are the College attendance requirements?

As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College.

For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:
01823 366612 distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk

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