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Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care Level 3

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  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

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  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
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List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
This qualification provides learners with an understanding of the principles of end of life care, including knowledge of: • the definition of end of life care • approaches to end of life care • how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs • how to confront issues of death and bereavement.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
• Be 19+ • Don’t currently hold a level 3 qualification • Have lived in the UK for 3+ years

How Long Is The Course?
12 weeks

What Will I Learn?
This qualification consists of 5 mandatory units: • Unit 01 Understanding end of life care • Unit 02 Communication during end of life care • Unit 03 Assessment and care planning in end of life care • Unit 04 Person-centred approaches to end of life care • Unit 05 Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care.

How Will I Learn?
By reading the course material.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Alongside the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete.

Attendance Mode
Distance Learning

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
DL