Advanced Learner Loan – L3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care (England)

The Level 3 Certificate in End of Life Care is relevant to people working in health and social care settings where individuals, who are supported, are approaching the end of their lives. This may include health residential, domiciliary, care and palliative care. The learner taking this qualification could be:

  • Care Assistants
  • Support Workers
  • Health Care Assistants

On completion of this qualification, the candidate will receive the following qualification and certificates:

L3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care

This qualification allows learners to learn about various aspects of end of life care, communication, managing end of life services and advanced care planning. Learners can progress on to a Diploma in Health and Social Care having completed this qualification.

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Working in End of Life Care, learners must achieve 17 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 9 credits from the optional units available:

Course Units

Mandatory Units – 5 units (17 credits)

These units cover areas such as:

  • Understand how to provide support
  • Managing symptoms
  • Understand advance care planning
  • Supporting individuals with loss and grief
  • Support individuals with specific communication needs
  • Optional Units - (9 credits)

    These units cover areas such as:

  • Contribute to the care of a deceased person
  • Support individuals who are distressed
  • Provide support to manage pain and discomfort
  • Understand how to support individuals during the last days of life
  • Support individuals at the end of life
  • Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis
  • Support individuals during the last days of life

  • Course Delivery

    An Assessor will visit the candidate at their workplace at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours. In between visits learners will be expected to complete work to ensure progress is made.

    Recommended Time

    The recommended time to complete this qualification is 5 months.


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