Certificate In Palliative Care Level 3 Ncfe

Who is it for ?

This advanced Palliative Care training course, accredited at Level 3, is designed for any health care worker who wishes to improve their knowledge and understanding of palliative care. On successful completion all learners will be awarded with an accredited qualification that is recognised nationally.

Course Outline

The Level 3 Certificate in Palliative Care training course is designed to provide candidates with an understanding of the principles of palliative care. It will encourage health and social care staff to use a ‘whole person’ and ‘person-centred’ approach to meet the emotional, social and spiritual needs of dying people and their families and increase awareness of loss, grief and the ways in which they can offer appropriate support to the bereaved.This distance learning training programme also provides employers with a structured training programme which will meet the training needs of their employees, whilst remaining compliant with CQC, Skills for Care, and the Gold Standards Framework for staff training.

The Palliative Care training course aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: the different perspectives on death and dying, the aims of end of life care, the support needed to manage pain and discomfort, how dementia impacts on end of life care and how to provide appropriate support to individuals with this condition at the end of life, the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death, and how to appropriately support the bereaved.

Course Content

This specialist palliative care training course, delivered by distance learning, consists of four units to be awarded the Certificate in Palliative Care Level 3 (NCFE):

  • Unit 1: Understanding palliative care
  • Unit 2: Supporting a person’s needs in a palliative care context
  • Unit 3: Supporting a person with their physical care needs
  • Unit 4: Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

Each unit contains tasks and activities designed to cover the specific learning outcomes.

Course delivery and assessment

This specialist Palliative Care training course is accredited by a nationally recognised awarding body, NCFE, and has no end test. Health and social care staff work through the distance learning course materials at their own pace and at times convenient to them, so there is no need for them to attend the college to gain the qualification.

Health and social care staff are supported by expert practitioners and are provided with all the course materials for the palliative care training programme. The materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course as well as practical and reflective activities to allow health and social care staff to demonstrate their skills and test their knowledge and understanding.

Progression Opportunities

The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Palliative Care training course aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including NVQs/RQF (QCF) Diplomas in Health and Social Care.

Study Options

If you wish to enrol on this accredited Palliative Care Training Course then please contact us. Upon payment of the course fees you will be sent a study pack which provides all you need to complete your studies:

  • Study-guide
  • Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
  • Self-assessment activities
  • Assignments
  • Tutor support information
  • Assignment marking & feedback
  • Certification