NCFE Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care Level 3:Online

Course overview

This is a fully online self-directed, independent study course with tutor support and guidance. End of life care provides support for people approaching death, enabling them to live their lives as well as possible until they die.

The Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care looks at the knowledge and understanding of the key principles of caring for patients approaching the end of their lives in a wide range of care settings, including hospices, care homes, care in the community and primary care. The qualification focuses on the common questions and themes in end of life care. It also provides learners with an understanding of how to support a person’s familial, spiritual, social and emotional needs.

This course is fully online, students must have use of a laptop to complete this course. This course is free to applicants who do not already have a full Level 3 qualification. If you have a Level 3 qualification level or higher the fee is £811.

Understanding end of life care including:

  • Communication during end of life care
  • Assessment and care planning in end of life care
  • Person-centred approaches to end of life care
  • Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care
  • Access to high-quality online learning content throughout the course
  • Gain a range of key skills to aid career progression and earning potential
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified tutors and assessors
  • Be aged 19+
  • Live in England
  • Been in the EU for three years for purposes other than study (and able to provide documentation)
  • Not currently enrolled on an apprenticeship
  • Not completed any part of the course before

To be eligible for the loan, you must be 19 or older on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age limit), be living in the UK on the first day of your course, and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years immediately before this.

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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2025
  • 20 Weeks
    • 16-18: £811
    • Adult: £811
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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2026
  • 20 Weeks
    • 16-18: £811
    • Adult: £811
    • 19+ Loans: £811

      This course is eligible for Advanced Learner Loan funding.

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