• DurationYou will be required to complete the course within 24 weeks. If you withdraw prior to completing the course or do not complete the course within the required 24 weeks you will be liable to pay a £50 admin fee.
  • Awarding bodyNCFE / CACHE


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

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01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

This qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:

  • Understanding end of life care
  • 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.

You will study around your current lifestyle, when it suits you. You should expect to be studying for around 5-10 hours per week.

Entry requirements

The course is delivered and assessed on line; those that apply will need internet access.

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of End of Life Care, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in the qualification specification.
Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of End of Life Care is internally assessed.

Successful completion of this qualification will help to support progression into and within a number of job roles within the health and social care sector.

You will need access to a computer or tablet with internet access.

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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