Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Are you interested in completing one of our End of Life Care training courses? This qualification aims to help you identify, develop and formally recognise your knowledge and skills surrounding the care of patients, 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.


Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care

In this unit you will learn about different attitudes to 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

Within this unit you will 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

Within this unit you will gain 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

In this unit you will gain an acute awareness of the impact dementia can have on an individual's end of life care and will 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

Within this unit you will 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 this subject are all examined in this module.

Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care

Within this unit you will 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.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible
  • Potential to progress on to one of our other End of Life Care training courses.

  • This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

    Care worker – up to £19,834

    Care Coordinator – up to £23,128

    Healthcare Assistant – up to £19,221

    Key Information

    Course Length 10 weeks
    Awarding Body CACHE, TQUK
    Course Level Level 2
    Funding Fully Funded
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment