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Principles of End of Life Care

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  • Type: e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

By 2040, the number of people aged over 64 in Britain is expected to grow from 9.5 million to 15 million. The population is ageing, meaning more people will live with serious chronic illness and need end of life care. The problems faced and support needed by people nearing the end of life is wide-ranging, and a good understanding of pain management, support and quality of life is essential for all carers.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification Evidence your competency to employers
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Ensure that you can manage pain and discomfort
  • Ensure that you understand care planning in end of life care
  • Learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend College

What you will learn

  • Understand How to Work in End of Life Care
  • Care Planning in End of Life Care
  • Understand How to Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort
  • End of Life Care and Dementia
  • Understand the Role of the Care Worker in Time of Death
  • Understand Loss and Grief in End of Life Care

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years
  • Have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national

*Costs for adult programmes has changed. If you live in a devolved area you may have to pay for your programme(s). This includes residents of Greater London or Greater Cambridge and Peterborough.

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees:

  • The Greater London Authority
  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 
  • The West of England Combined Authority 
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority 
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

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