Principles of End of Life Care CACHE Level 3


Study the Principles of End of Life Care CACHE Level 3 with Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor, offering excellent value for money and to ensure you complete this qualification with confidence. Become even more employable in the Health & Social Care sector.


Principles of End of Life Care CACHE Level 3 qualification. By choosing a career in end of life care, you’ll play a truly vital role in supporting the patient and their family at every stage of this difficult journey. End of life care workers help to ensure that patients’ final wishes are fulfilled, and provide emotional, physical, social and spiritual support. Whilst someone is approaching their last days or weeks, palliative care provides a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death, enhancing quality of life until departed.


Upskill Online UK is dedicated to help professionalise the Health & Social Care industry and you too, can make a difference in Adult social care. The industry is growing every year – by 2025, it’s estimated that 2.63 million workers will be needed to fill roles within this sector. If you’d love to become a advocate of health and social care and take on a wonderfully fulfilling role in helping those who need it most, this Principles of End of Life Care CACHE Level 3 accredited qualification will get you there.


QAN 501/0117/1

Course Units

Unit 1 – Understanding End of Life Care
Unit 2 – Communication During End of Life Care
Unit 3 – Assessment and Care Planning in the End of Life Care
Unit 4 – Person-centred Approaches to End of Life Care
Unit 5 – Care During the Final Hours of Live and Bereavement Care


Awarding Body: NCFE CACHE – CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.


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Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will also achieve 16 credits.

NCFE CACHE has been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and is one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.


Course Assessment

Principles of End of Life Care CACHE Level 3 is assessed from your portfolio of evidence and is internally assessed by us and externally quality assured by the awarding body. Your tutor will provide feedback on your work, and should there be any amendments required, they will outline what is needed for you to complete that assignment.

You may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course.


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however you must be at least 16 years old and have an intermediate level of English language.


9 months
Guided Learning Hours
What Next?

After you’ve completed this course, you could apply for roles in a variety of settings, including:

  • Hospice
  • Residential/nursing homes
  • Clinical healthcare
  • Domiciliary Care

Learners can progress onto the Mental Health Awareness Level 3 or Health & Social Care Level 4  to compliment this qualification. Alternatively, you may opt for practitioner roles or a specialist course relating to your place of work.


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