End of Life Care (3571)

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2016
This suite of qualifications supports the Department of Health's national end of life care strategy in England. It aims to improve end of life care practice and establish a standard across all services.

These qualifications are for people working with those reaching the end of their lives. The learners taking these qualifications will be care assistants, support workers or healthcare assistants.

The suite allows progression from a level 2 Award to a level 5 Certificate. Candidates will learn about various aspects of end of life care including communication, managing discomfort and supporting individuals with loss. The level 5 covers managing end of life services and advanced care planning.

Having completed one of these qualifications, the candidate may wish to complete a larger qualification such as the Diploma in Health & Social Care or to work towards one of the many small qualifications available for continuing professional development, such as the awards or certificates in dementia care.
The qualifications are relevant to people working in health and health and social care settings where individuals who are supported are approaching the end of their life. This may include health, residential, domiciliary care and palliative care settings throughout England and Northern Ireland. The candidates taking these qualifications could be care assistants, support workers or healthcare assistants. The level 5 qualification is aimed at leaders of services in order to ensure best practice in end of life care across services.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You will learn about a variety of areas directly relevant to the role, including assessing supporting individuals at the end of their lives and their families, supporting individuals through change, and helping manage pain and discomfort.

You will be assessed through written assignments and your competency in your work practice.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

This qualification suite already has progression from level 2 to level 5. Having completed these qualifications, workers may then progress into more complex roles as they have demonstrated continuing professional development in a specific area of practice.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

The competence-based Certificates are designed to be assessed in the candidate’s workplace as they undertake their normal work role. On-site assessors/trainers/tutor should also be occupationally competent and delivery staff must meet the requirements as outlined in the qualification handbook.

The knowledge based units will be assessed by City & Guilds externally set and internally marked/quality assured assignments. Competence based units will assessed through work-based practice and all evidence will be collated through a portfolio. The portfolios of evidence will show candidates have demonstrated their practice and knowledge which meets the assessment criteria.

To find all the resource requirements; download the qualification handbook from the documents section of the webpage.

Fast-track approval is available to centres currently offering the 4222 health and social care diplomas, the 4223 health diplomas, the 3565 dementia care qualifications, or the 3978 leadership qualifications at the appropriate levels. Other centres wishing to become approved to offer a qualification must go through the qualification approval process.

Level 2

This level 2 Award is comprised of only one unit. This is helpful as an introduction to the area and will give those that have little or no knowledge a basic understanding of end of life care.

The unit is
• Understand how to work in end of life care

What Careers Can This Lead To?

It gives new workers directly involved in providing health or care services for people approaching the end of their lives the basic principles and knowledge of how to work in this area. It also enables those that wish to move into this area of work to do so.

Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (3571-02)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care

  • Accreditation No: 600/6919/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 3 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 28 - 28 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

The Award is a knowledge-based qualification of three units. There are no pre-requisite qualifications needed to access it. The units are
• Understand how to work in end of life care
• Principles of working in end of life care
• Understand how to support individuals during last days of life

The level 3 Certificate is a competence-based qualification. It’s appropriate for you if you are a care worker or a health support worker, and you have some responsibility in your workplace.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Award gives candidates the knowledge to develop their practice of working with people approaching the end of their lives, and will enable them to progress in a supervisory and/or managerial capacity or gain CPD qualifications.

The Certificate is for Managers and supervisors in statutory, voluntary and private sector organisations which provide health or care services for people approaching the end of their lives to develop practical and management skills in this area.

Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care (3571-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 3 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care

  • Accreditation No: 600/6842/5 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 10 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 89 - 89 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care (3571-04)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care

  • Accreditation No: 600/6841/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 26 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 191 - 218 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 5

This is a level 5 Certificate and is aimed at care supervisors and those individuals wanting to access management roles in a range of environments offering end of life care.

You need to complete at least four units to gain this qualification. For full details of requirements, download the qualification handbook from the additional documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The level 5 Certificate guides and assesses development of knowledge, understanding and skills in leadership and management within health and social care services for people approaching that may be the end of their lives. This qualification confirms competence in this area.

Level 5 Certificate in Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life and Significant Life Events (3571-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 5 Certificate in Leading and Managing Services to Support End of Life and Significant Life Events

  • Accreditation No: 600/6843/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit Based Qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 17 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 127 - 130 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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