NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care


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 aging, 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.

What will you learn
  • 1.

    Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification

  • 2.

    Evidence your competency to employers

  • 3.

    Further your personal and professional development

  • 4.

    Ensure you can manage pain and discomfort

  • 5.

    Ensure that you understand care planning in end of life care

  • 6.

    Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

Duration: 4 Weeks

Course Units

The purpose of this unit is to assess the learner’s knowledge and understanding when beginning to work in End of Life Care.

This unit provides learners with an understanding of the person-centred approach to care planning within end of life care.

This unit provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to provide support for managing pain and discomfort.

This unit aims to enable learners to understand how the condition of dementia impacts on an individual’s end of life care.

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the role of the care worker at time of death.

This unit aims to enable learners to understand the processes of loss and grief and their impact on the individual receiving care, significant others, and care workers.