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Principles of End of Life Care NCFE Level 3 Certificate

Distance Learning


Principles of End of Life Care NCFE Level 3 Certificate (Distance Learning)

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.

Course information

Course content
  1. Understanding end of life care
  2. Communication during the end of life care
  3. Assessment and care planning in end of life care
  4. Person centred approaches to end of life care
  5. Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care

You will gain: 

Further study and career options

Course progression:

There are several next steps that you can take. You can go on to study another Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, you could enrol on to our Access to Higher Education course or other further education courses (subject to entry requirements).

Career progression:

By completing this course, you will gain the skills and knowledge that employers find desirable. It is also a great opportunity for continuous professional development.

Assessment methods

Assignments (online).

Available Courses
Distance Learning Generic BCG
Starts: Various
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Flex
Length: 32 weeks
Fees: £724.00

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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.