Our FREE 12 week online courses are a great way to gain a nationally recognised qualification across a number of sectors. These courses enable to you to study flexibly and plan your learning at times that work best for you; whatever your goals. For further details about the course and the content, please click 'Course Description' below.
Interested in completing one of our End of Life Care training courses? This qualification aims to help identify, develop and formally recognise knowledge and skills surrounding the care of a dying person. The principles of end of life care level 2 will also cover how to support friends and families during this sensitive and emotionally demanding time of life, and is ideal if you are already working in, or intending to work within, the healthcare or social care sector.
What will I study on this course?
Unit 1: Understanding how to work in end of life care
Learn about different attitudes towards death and dying, the varying approaches (and their individual aims) to end of life care, and the support services available to people undertaking such a role.
Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care
Gain an understanding of the holistic approach to end of life care, person-centred assessment and care planning considering the many needs of individuals nearing the end of life
Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort
Learn the knowledge and skills required in order to provide support for managing pain and discomfort. This includes how to minimise pain through a range of different techniques and the approaches to managing pain
Unit 4: End of life care and dementia
Gain an acute awareness of the impact dementia can leave on an individual's end of life care and also learn how to support those individuals, as well as their family and close friends.
Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death
Explore the role of a care worker around the time of death of an individual. Focusing primarily on how to support an individual, how to care for a deceased individual and existing legislation around the subject are all examined in this module
Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care
Consider the complex nature of loss and grief, gaining an understanding of how to support people following bereavement and how to best manage their feelings of loss and grief
All of our distance learning courses offered in partnership with The Skills Network are free
Adult (19+) learners
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
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