Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care

Would any of your employees benefit from studying one of our end of life courses? This qualification aims to provide your employee with the required skills and knowledge to support an individual at their end of life, as well as their families and significant others.


Unit 1: Understand how to work in end of life care

In this unit your employee will understand factors regarding communication in end of life care and know how to access the range of support services available to individuals and others.

Unit 2: Care planning in end of life care

This unit will provide your employee with an understanding of person-centred assessment and care planning, advanced care planning and the holistic approach to end of life care.

Unit 3: Understand how to provide support to manage pain and discomfort

This unit will help develop your employee’s knowledge of managing pain and discomfort, how to assist in minimising individual’s pain or discomfort and how to monitor, record and report an individual’s pain or discomfort.

Unit 4: End of life care and dementia

Within this unit, your employee will understand how an individual’s dementia can affect their end of life care, how to support individuals with dementia affected by pain and distress at end of life and how to support the family and friends of an individual with dementia at end of life.

Unit 5: Understanding the role of the care worker in time of death

In this unit, your employee will learn about the support needed by family, significant others, and friends of the deceased individual, as well as understanding relevant legislation and policies relating to end of life care.

Unit 6: Understand loss and grief in end of life care

Within this unit, your employee will understand the process of loss and grief in the context of end of life care. Learners will also explore how to support people following bereavement and how to manage their own feelings of loss and grief when working in end of life care.

The benefits of this course include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Key Information

    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 2
    Funding Fully Funded
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment