Principles of End of Life Care Level 3

Everyone facing life-limiting illnesses will need some degree of supportive care in addition to effective treatment for their condition. This course is designed to provide candidates with a broad understanding of end of life and palliative care, enabling them to provide sensitive and appropriate support to people nearing the end of life and their families.

The course aims to develop the learner’s knowledge and understanding of: the different perspectives on death and dying; the aims of end of life care; the principles of person-centred care planning; the support needed to manage pain and discomfort; how dementia impacts an individual’s end of life care; the role of the health and social care worker at the time of death, and how to appropriately support the bereaved.

As this course is at level 3 the following restrictions apply.

  • Candidates must currently reside in one of the following regions, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Humberside, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, or Derbyshire.
  • Candidates must be aged 19 years or over as of the 31st of August 2021
  • Candidates must have lived in the UK for the last 3 years or more.

If you do not meet the criteria please look at our Level 2 qualifications.

Course Fees


Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

6 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body


Course Content

To be awarded the Certificate, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units.

Mandatory units

  • Unit 01 – Understanding end of life care Knowledge
  • Unit 02 – Communication during end of life care Knowledge
  • Unit 03 – Assessment and care planning in end of life care Knowledge
  • Unit 04 – Person centred approaches to end of life care Knowledge
  • Unit 05 – Care during the final hours of life and bereavement care.